A Dorsal Hump on Your Nasal Bridge: What Causes It and How to Fix It

A dorsal hump, also known as a nasal hump or bump, refers to an elevated area or protrusion on the nasal bridge. Many individuals with a dorsal hump opt to address this cosmetic concern through dorsal hump treatment since the hump can affect facial symmetry. In this blog, Dr. Ashkan Ghavami, a widely respected rhinoplasty surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills, briefly discusses the underlying causes of dorsal humps and explores available treatment options.

Dorsal Hump Causes and Treatment

A dorsal hump is typically the result of genetic factors or trauma. You may have inherited a dorsal hump from your family, or perhaps you experienced a broken nose or other nasal injury earlier in life that led to the formation of a dorsal hump.

No matter the root cause, if you have a dorsal hump on your nasal bridge, you have options to achieve a more balanced facial profile. The most common approach is surgical rhinoplasty, a procedure that involves reshaping and contouring the nasal structures to reduce the dorsal hump.

During rhinoplasty, Dr. Ghavami carefully removes excess cartilage and bone tissue from the nasal bridge. The process smoothes out the hump and creates a more streamlined nasal appearance. Rhinoplasty can be tailored to address your specific needs and aesthetic goals.

Although non-surgical techniques cannot come close to substituting for a well-executed rhinoplasty, there is a place for minimally invasive options such as the injection of dermal fillers. These fillers, which are typically composed of hyaluronic acid, can subtly camouflage imperfections and gently reshape nasal contours without any surgery.  This approach, which other providers may refer to as “non-surgical rhinoplasty” or “liquid rhinoplasty,” is ideal for those seeking temporary or subtle improvements to the nasal shape.

Ultimately, the choice between surgical and non-surgical treatments for a dorsal hump depends on various factors, including the severity of the hump, your aesthetic goals, and your tolerance for downtime and recovery. Though it is unlikely that non-surgical treatments can completely fix your dorsal hump, Dr. Ghavami is the perfect person to advise you appropriately.

Book a Rhinoplasty Consultation Today

A dorsal hump on the nasal bridge can impact facial aesthetics and self-confidence. However effective treatments such as rhinoplasty can address this cosmetic concern. If you want to have a refined nasal appearance, call us at (310) 275-1959 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ashkan Ghavami. Take the first step toward enhancing your nasal aesthetics.

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