When a dorsal hump is located high enough on the bridge of the nose, it is only made up of bone and soft tissue. How do plastic surgeons use rhinoplasty to reduce the bone tissue that makes up a dorsal nasal hump?

To address the bone aspect of a dorsal hump, a plastic surgeon must first make an incision to gain access to the underlying tissues. After this is done, they will shave away bone from the area using small, precise medical implements such as medical chisels, rasps, or burs (a type of cutting tool).

Find out more about dorsal humps and corrective rhinoplasty procedures by talking to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patrick Felice. Dr. Felice has the experience and technical skill needed to fix your nasal hump, so contact our office today for a consultation.