If you’re considering a nose job, you need to know more about Rhinoplasty surgery. It’s…
If you wonder, “Why do I have a dorsal hump on my nose?” and you want to straighten it, it helps to know more about your treatment options. Dorsal hump rhinoplasty is one of the most common surgical procedures that’s used to treat dorsal humps.
In this article, we’ll give you an insight into how dorsal hump rhinoplasty works. We’ll also cover the recovery period following this type of surgery and who it’s most suitable for.
Dorsal hump rhinoplasty involves removing the cartilage and bone that cause a hump-like structure on your nose. There are two surgical approaches your surgeon may take: an open procedure and a closed procedure.
An open procedure involves making a small incision on your nose so that the surgeon can see the bone beneath the skin. From there, they reshape your nose’s contour so that you no longer have a dorsal hump.
Closed procedures require your surgeon to perform their work through the nostrils rather than making an incision. Your surgeon will modify your cartilage and bone through your nasal passages.
In both an open or closed rhinoplasty, you’ll need general anaesthesia.
Firstly, your surgeon will need to assess whether you’re a rhinoplasty candidate. This usually means that your facial bones have reached full growth, you’re healthy, and you can withstand general anaesthesia. They’ll also assess whether you have realistic expectations and whether your outlook on the surgery is positive and examine if what you are wanting to achieve through surgery is achievable with your anatomy. During a consultation your surgeon will discuss pros, cons and risks and help you determine if rhinoplasty is the safest and best option for you.
When your surgeon is satisfied that you’re a surgical candidate, and if and when you are ready to proceed, they’ll arrange a date and offer some advice on preparing yourself. Their advice may include:
The advice you receive may vary according to your individual and personal circumstances.
It’s natural to want to know, “How long does it take to recover following dorsal hump removal?” While it’s hard to give a precise answer, recovery usually takes place within six weeks. However, the swelling of your nose takes some 18 months to fully subside. Some common advice for recovery includes:
The effort that goes into your recovery is worth the results. To learn more about the results, view our before and after dorsal hump rhinoplasty photos.
The cost of your rhinoplasty can vary according to the surgical work required. The complexity of the surgery and the after-care required can determine how much time you spend recovering.
If you want to know more about how much your surgery will cost, you can contact us. For an exact figure, you’ll need to undergo a consultation with Dr Shahidi. You can also use your consultation as an opportunity to have your questions answered, including “Can a dorsal hump go away naturally?”
As an Australian-trained and qualified ENT surgeon, Dr Shahidi has received the highest qualification awarded to surgeons: the FRACS. When you choose him for your dorsal hump rhinoplasty, you know you’re in safe hands.
To learn more about having your surgery with Dr Shahidi, you can read through our FAQs. To make your initial appointment, call 02 8080 0170.