Case 392Hump Reduction, Rhinoplasty

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Rhinoplasty – Case 392

This lovely young woman wanted just the bump on the bridge of her nose removed. This is likely the commonest request for aesthetic rhinoplasty. Fortunately it is also likely the most successful improvement surgeons perform.

Almost always the nasal bones, located at the top of the nose, are required to be broken. After surgery these two plates of bone float unattached and during the healing process they slowly settle and find their resting place. Additionally the edges of these plates found along the top of the bridge cannot be made perfectly smooth. These two factors can cause minor imperfections to arise. People with thin skin are at greater risk because the minor irregularities are more easily seen. With thicker skin, as in this example, the probability of one of these irregularities being seen is much lower.

These before and after photos show a typical result by the rhinoplasty surgeon Dr Oakley Smith from Toronto.

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