Address a Common Concern in the New York Area
What do we mean when we talk about a nasal hump? This has been covered slightly under the category of a large nose. In regards to a nasal hump, our New York area-based team is speaking very specifically about the bridge of the nose, which is made up of nasal bone tissue as well as nasal cartilage tissue. The nasal cartilage in the middle third of the nose consists of the underlying nasal septum, as well as the medial aspect of the upper lateral cartilages.
When patients are seen in a consultation, they usually point to the bridge or bump of their nose and say that this is the area of primary concern that they wish to address. Many patients have other complicating factors in conjunction with the nasal hump, including but not limited to a possible drooping tip, a crooked nose, a deviated nasal septum, a broad nasal tip or an asymmetrical wide nasal tip. These should also be addressed at the same time as addressing the nasal hump.
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To request a consultation for reducing a nasal hump in the New York area, contact the Williams Center for Plastic Surgery online or by phone at 1-800-742-2797.
The first step in the process is to seek a consultation with an experienced rhinoplasty specialist who will evaluate not only the nasal hump but also the other anatomic variance or structure that is contributing to the poorly balanced nose. This is often communicated very effectively to the patient by using computerized imaging whereby the perspective surgeon can make changes to the patient’s image, profile or frontal view, in an attempt to communicate what they feel would give the patient a desirable and aesthetically pleasing nose. It is very important that the patient is not only able to breathe after surgery, but also will have a nose that is balanced and natural in appearance.
It is Dr. Williams’ opinion that a poorly balanced nose looks considerably larger and, for that reason, the most effective rhinoplasty not only addresses the nasal hump but a structural reorientation where the entire nose is addressed and fixed. This leaves the patient with a nose that fits their face based on sex, height, and ethnicity.
Dr. Williams prefers to use the endonasal/closed approach (more commonly referred to as scarless rhinoplasty) to traditional open rhinoplasty. He feels that this approach is less traumatic than the open approach, which adds significantly more time to recovery.
This and many of the other questions that you may have can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions section of Dr. Williams’ Famous Fireside Chats, where he answers your questions about rhinoplasty.
If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure such as nasal hump reduction and want to consult with an experienced New York-area facial plastic surgeon, call the Williams Center at 1-800-742-2797 today!