Reducing the Nasal Hump
Patients seeking rhinoplasty in Ann Arbor or Jackson, Michigan, are often concerned about a hump or bump on the bridge of their nose. Many patients have been bothered by this since their teenage years when their face began to take its adult form. Some patients have always had a prominent bump on their nose, while others had trauma to their nose that later caused their nose to appear larger or misshapen. A history of trauma is very common in nasal surgery patients. Dr. Malhotra's skill in performing rhinoplasty allows him to treat all types of noses and help patients feel more confident in their appearances.
To learn more about rhinoplasty performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Pramit Malhotra, request a complimentary consultation, or call our Jackson office at (517) 789-9800 or our Ann Arbor office at (734) 913-5100.
An Individualized Approach to Rhinoplasty
Dr. Malhotra, a Michigan rhinoplasty specialist, has a unique approach to nasal hump reduction for his patients. They often want to maintain a straight profile and avoid an operated, "scooped" nasal appearance. Additionally, about 50% of his patients have some concern with poor breathing through their nose. As the size of the nasal bump is reduced, the size of the nose is reduced and breathing can worsen. Dr. Malhotra strives to maintain or improve your breathing during hump reduction by supporting your nose internally during surgery.
Large Nasal Hump Reduction
For example, one of Dr. Malhotra's patients wanted rhinoplasty surgery because she was primarily concerned with a large hump on her nose. She felt that her nose dominated her face, and that the tip pointed downward when she smiled. In this patient, a hump reduction surgery in a large nose could have compromised her ability to breathe through her nose in the future. To reduce the nasal hump for her, a great deal of the structure of the nose would have to be removed to achieve a straight profile. Dr. Malhotra not only successfully reduced her hump but also reinforced the structures that would allow her to continue to breathe normally.
Small Nasal Hump Reduction
Another patient who came to Dr. Malhotra was concerned with the small bump on her nasal bridge. In addition, she wanted to have a nasal tip that would be sharper and lifted, or "tip rotated." Her anatomic analysis showed that she had thin skin and a very open nasal passage. Her procedure involved an open rhinoplasty with hump reduction, nasal tip cartilage shaping sutures, and tip rotation. Due to her thin skin, all alterations had to be disguised carefully to avoid any telltale signs of surgery.
Long-Lasting Rhinoplasty Results
Dr. Malhotra is a double board-certified surgeon in Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery. This dual training provides Michigan rhinoplasty patients with a unique combination of skills to provide naturally beautiful, long-lasting rhinoplasty results. Dr. Malhotra is committed to "beauty revealed," seeing his patients for who they are and who they can be.