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Can Rhinoplasty Surgery Get Rid of My Dorsal Hump?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


If you've been struggling with a bump on the bridge of your nose that makes you self-conscious, you're not alone. This bump, commonly referred to as a dorsal hump, is often the result of genetics or trauma to the nose. While some people don't mind this unique facial feature, others seek ways to even out their nose profile for a smoother appearance. At VIP Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is highly skilled in performing rhinoplasty in Las Vegas to correct this issue, among others.

How does rhinoplasty work for dorsal hump removal?

If you're considering how to get rid of your dorsal hump, rhinoplasty in Las Vegas might be your best option. The procedure involves surgically reshaping the nose to help improve its appearance and, sometimes, functionality. Dr. Khorsandi uses advanced techniques to minimize the dorsal hump while ensuring the final result blends naturally with your facial features. Rhinoplasty can involve making small incisions inside the nose or along the nostrils to access the bone and cartilage, which are then carefully sculpted to reduce the bump.

What causes a dorsal hump in the first place?

Understanding the root cause of a dorsal hump can be beneficial before seeking treatment. Common causes can include:

  • Genetic factors: Often, a dorsal hump is a feature that runs in the family.
  • Trauma: Accidents or injuries can also lead to a bump forming on the nose bridge.

Knowing what led to the formation of the dorsal hump can be helpful information for Dr. Khorsandi when planning your rhinoplasty procedure.

What are the benefits of dorsal hump reduction through rhinoplasty?

When you opt for dorsal hump reduction through rhinoplasty, you're not just altering a single feature on your face but enhancing your facial aesthetic. Additional benefits include:

  • Enhanced facial symmetry
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Better respiratory function in some cases
  • Removal of the dorsal hump

Are there alternatives to surgery?

While surgical intervention is the most effective way for dorsal hump removal, some people explore nonsurgical options. Filler injections can temporarily camouflage the bump but won't provide a long-term solution. Plus, fillers may offer a different level of precision than surgical modification. Nonsurgical methods can be a good starting point for those unsure about undergoing rhinoplasty, but they usually are temporary fixes.

Ready to get rid of your dorsal hump?

If you've been asking yourself, "How can I get rid of my dorsal hump?" it's time to take action. VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, led by Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, offers rhinoplasty options tailored to your needs. Don't let something as minor as a bump in the nose bridge stop you from feeling like your most confident self. Schedule your consultation today and take the first step toward a smoother, more balanced facial profile.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.