Nose Hump Removal
It is often thought that individuals with humped noses sometimes give off a strong and fierce impression. This may be because of the protruding bone or cartilage on the nose bridge that creates an imbalance in the overall nose shape. A humped nose is characterized by a bump at its center, which may cause it to appear slightly bent or curved, like a bird’s beak. It is often called a hook or an aquiline nose.
Fortunately, there is a way to correct a humped nose bridge. A hooked nose can turn into a smooth nose line with the proper technique. We provide the best customer service at Answer Plastic Surgery with our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, our well-trained staff, and our highly experienced plastic surgeon. Initially, you will undergo an in-depth consultation with Dr. Min Choi, our head surgeon. You can discuss your preferences and aesthetic goals with Dr. Choi and he will develop a personalized treatment plan to correct your humped nose and improve your overall appearance.
At Answer Plastic Surgery, we use the Golden Ratio of Rhinoplasty as a guide to designing the ideal nose that best suits your face. According to this guideline, the ideal nose measurements depend on the angle between one’s nose bridge and forehead, nose tip, and upper lip. The ideal height from the forehead to the nose bridge measures 115° ~ 130° angle. And between the nose tip and the upper lip, the ideal angle is at 95° ~ 100°.
Through accurate measurements and our Virtual Simulation, Dr. Choi provides a before-and-after photo of your nose during the consultation to give you a better understanding of the procedure and an overview of the surgery. Dr. Choi will extensively analyze your condition and match the proportions to achieve the best results.
What is Hump Nose Removal?
A hump nose, also known as a hooked (aquiline) nose, is described as having a prominent nose bridge and a low tip that droops. With shaving the bones of the hump, we are lowering the nose bridge, this procedure is called hump resection. It is important to trim only the proper amount of nasal bone to avoid affecting the nose’s normal functionality. And the probability of infection increases if the nasal cavity is affected by too much hump resection. Thus, discussing your procedure with a highly skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Choi is essential to prevent these complications from happening.
Preventing bone regrowth is the key point to correcting hump noses; in some cases, the doctor will need to insert a silicone implant on the nose bridge, not to augment, but to make sure the patient has a smooth nose line. Answer Plastic Surgery ensures that we operate with the most suitable cartilage for each individual case and accurately place it at an angle that is not too high, following the natural nose line that best suits the patient. We guarantee the best results based on our numerous experiences in performing hump nose surgery over the years.
Good Candidates for Hump Nose Surgery
- Patients who want to soften their strong impression due to their humped nose.
- Patients who have a hooked nose with their nasal tip drooping.
- Patients with a wide nose bridge that protrudes outwards than their nose tip.
- Patients who want a smooth nose line.
Hump Nose Removal Surgery Method
Hump Nose Removal General Surgery Details
After your surgery, the nose will undergo significant changes in the first 2 to 12 weeks. You will notice significant swelling and bruising in the surgical area. Taping the bridge of the nose and the supra-tip area (the area above the nose tip) can significantly reduce postoperative swelling. Gentle pressure from the tape can help ‘press’ out some of the swellings that result from trapped fluids in the tissues, and more importantly, the pressure causes the collagen fibers in the scar tissue to become more organized, reducing the volume of the swollen area. The recovery period for this procedure is about 1 week until you can get off all your taping. Check out more aftercare tips on our General Instructions Before And After Nose Surgery page.
Why Choose Answer Plastic Surgery?
Answer Plastic Surgery invests in advanced diagnostic equipment to help the plastic surgeon provide precise measurements when making a personalized plan for the patient. At Answer Plastic Surgery Clinic, a Virtual Simulation is used to view your pre-surgery appearance and what it would look like after the procedure. This helps you understand the surgery better and can be a deciding factor if you do want to undergo a nose job procedure in Korea. Here, at Answer Plastic Surgery, we also use personalized (autologous) cartilage and silicone implants in combination with more advanced surgical techniques.
1. Customized Implants and Cartilage
A unique feature offered by Answer Plastic Surgery to our patients is the suitable cartilage and customized implants used for improving the overall nose’s appearance. We offer various choices of implants and cartilage and optimize our options depending on the condition of the patient’s nose. We carefully assess if our patients need a combination of different materials and choose what type of cartilage helps to obtain better results. We also consider the nose’s aesthetic and functional aspects before recommending what is best for the patient.
2. Precise Surgical Incisions Made with Micro-Surgical Instruments
Dr. Choi expertly minimizes the appearance of scars after surgery by utilizing micro-surgical instruments that can hold suture threads precisely and make it easier to perform delicate suturing in such a narrow area. This device is used for externally exposed scars, tissue transplantation, and suturing inside the nose to achieve the best results. The incision does not go all over the nostril; instead, it is carefully done in between (middle part) them so that scars become almost invisible with time.
3. A Pre-Surgery Visualization of the Nose
Answer Plastic Surgery also offers our patients a visual simulation of how they would look after undergoing rhinoplasty with us. Through this, we can create a more customized treatment plan to provide highly satisfactory results.
4. A Harmonized and Proportional Overall Appearance
Answer Plastic Surgery prioritizes our patients’ preferences and recommends the best methods to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. Setting realistic and attainable expectations is also key to producing better results. We ensure that your nose balances your overall facial features, making you look more natural and attractive.
5. Affordable and cost-effective surgical procedures
Answer Plastic Surgery offers the most reasonable price for your hump nose resection surgery. The cost of one procedure starts at 4,500 USD which includes fees for the surgery, anesthesia, and facility equipment. However, the treatment’s overall price depends on the surgery’s complexity and length and the patient’s nose condition.
6. Answer’s “Safe-Hospital” System
7. Quality Recovery Management System
Answer Plastic Surgery ensures fast recovery and high satisfaction with our differentiated aftercare system. Click here to check how to prepare before and after your rhinoplasty surgery with the help of our aftercare treatment package.
Before & After Answer’s Hump Nose Removal
The key point for any hump nose resection is to prevent the regrowth of bone or cartilage. Thus, it is vital that only a skilled and experienced surgeon will perform this type of rhinoplasty procedure. There is a possibility of little bone regrowth after the procedure but it will not be the same as what you had before the operation. In some cases, an implant is inserted on the nose bridge to achieve a smoother nose line.
If the height between your eyebrows (glabella) is already high, after shaving the hump, you may not need any implants. However, if the height of the glabella is low, after trimming the hump, implants may be needed to balance the nose bridge and the nose tip.
Generally, individuals with humped noses have wide nose bones, and even if it doesn’t look like it, the nose bridge may look wide even after shaving the hump. In this case, an osteotomy may be performed. However, it is not mandatory to perform it during a humped nose resection, as the surgeon will consider your preference and customize your treatment plan without including osteotomy if you prefer not to additionally shave the edges of your nose bridge. Dr. Choi listens to your preferences and helps improve your nose shape and balance out your natural facial features.
Booking an appointment with Answer Plastic Surgery is easy, as it only takes a click and a few pieces of information input. Avail of our free online consultation, and one of our trained and eloquent staff will cater to your needs and inquiries. Once an appointment has been set and online consultation is on the run, you are ready to take off to South Korea for a life-changing plastic surgery experience for a more natural and youthful appearance!