Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a best method of hump removal? Which do I prefer?
They all have their merits and hump removal is based on patient’s anatomy. Surgeons should vary their technique to accommodate their patient’s goals. Consultation is important.
Can you create a perfectly smooth dorsum?
Palpation of the bridge almost always has some little irregularities. Visual appearance is most important of the nose as is function.
Will making my nose wider improve my breathing?
A wider nose does not necessarily breathe better than a narrower one as the nose is extraordinarily complex. There are many parts of the nose which contribute to breathing and the sensation of breathing is highly subjective. How breathing feels to a patient is perhaps the most important.
Can these techniques be used to straighten a crooked bridge?
Yes a combination of these techniques can be used along with others to straighten the nasal bridge.
What are some controversies of nasal hump removal?
A common issue many patients have after a revision or even some primary rhinoplasty is excessive width along the middle portion of the nose. The vast majority of rhinoplasty surgeons will utilize large bulky grafts which may not help all patients functionally or even aesthetically. Dr. Shah has developed a technique to maintain a natural line without creating excessive bulk along the middle portion of the nose.