|Recovery period||1 month|
|Stitches are removed||after 7 to 10 days|
|Bruises||5 to 6 days|
|Swelling||7 to 10 days|
|Removal of protector shield and inner splints||after 7 to 10 days|
What is nasal hump?
Nasal hump is a bump that is developed on the border between the nasal bone and the upper lateral cartilage. The nasal hump is visible in profile. It is often associated with curved nasal septum and difficulty breathing.
Causes of nasal hump development
1. Nasal hump is genetic and inherited.
2. Nasal hump develops after an injury or a fracture, because the bones and cartilages healed in a wrong position.
3. Failed previous rhynoplasty: a nasal hump can appear as a result of poorly planned surgery. In this case, the second surgery is needed, but not earlier than after one year.
How to correct a nasal hump?
There are two methods of nasal hump correction
- Contour correction
- Plastic surgery
The contour correction can level the nasal dorsum. To this purpose, a special filler is injected below and above the hump through a thin needle, to fill the subcutaneous area and even out the contour of nasal dorsum. The effect of this procedure lasts for about one year, and after that it needs to be repeated. The contour correction does not help with breathing or of nasal septum deformities. It has only aesthetic effects that temporarily mask the problem.
Plastic surgery can solve all the problems once and for all:
- removing the hump
- fixing the nasal septum
- improving nasal breathing.
Open or closed nasal hump rhinoplasty
In the open nasal hump rhinoplasty, the incision goes through nasal passages inside the nose and along the columella. The columella is a bridge of tissue that separates the nostrils. In the closed rhinoplasty the incision goes only through nasal passages.
The most common surgery is open nasal hump rhinoplasty. This method guarantees predictable results and makes it possible to modify the inner anatomy of the nose with precision.
Phases of nasal hump rhinoplasty
The surgical procedure includes four phases:
Septoplasty : correction of nasal septum
Septiplasty helps improve nasal breathing and eliminate various problems caused by deformities of nasal septum:
- Chronic rhinitis
- Stuffed nose
Levelling the nasal dorsum
To remove the hump, a scalpel and an osteotome chisel are used.
The osteotome chisel is a surgical instrument used for cutting bones. A plastic surgeon removes the cartilage tissue with a scalpel, and the nasal bone is dissected with an osteotome chisel.
Stabilization of nasal dorsum
To set the nasal septum in place, to expand nasal passages and improve nasal breathing, the surgeon uses the grafts that he cuts from the nasal septum.
- two straps are cut from the septum
- the grafts are formed
- these grafts are put into place and stitched to the septum and nasal cartilage
Stabilization of the nasal tip
To stabilize the nasal tip, the plastic surgeon uses a graft made of a piece of septum. The graft is placed between the cartilages of the nose wings and stitched to the septum to ensure solidity.
Rehabilitation after nasal hump rhinoplasty
For our patients, we have prepared detailed Rehabilitation Guidelines after nasal hump rhinoplasty: daily schedules of activities, detailed comments on all relevant medications and procedures along with general recommendations.
This surgical procedure is focused on improving the appearance of the nose along with its inner anatomy, to improve nasal breathing.