Can nose fillers hide my dorsal hump? (Photo)

can nose fillers hide or camouflage the bump on my nose making it look straighter and smaller, also make my side profile look better? I can not afford rhinoplasty sucks to be me.

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Fillers to hide a large dorsal hump?

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In our practice, we do not recommend filler placement in the nose due to many reasons.  The dorsal hump is   composed of bone and cartilage  and these to be shaved down with a surgical rhinoplasty procedure.  Consider a chin implant to help with the weak chin profile.  When patients have a significant weak and recessive chin profile, the nose looks more projecting.  For more information  and many examples of surgical rhinoplasty and chin implant procedures, please see the link and the video below

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Can nose fillers hide my dorsal hump?

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Thank you for sharing your question and photograph.  Though dermal fillers can camouflage bumps along the back of the nose, in your case the amount needed to do so would result in an unnaturally large size that would not be cosmetically pleasing.  I would recommend speaking to several rhinoplasty surgeons in your area to have an idea as to costs so that you can start some degree of savings for a future procedure.  

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Non-surgical rhinoplasty

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Thank you for your question.

You are referring to a non-surgical rhinoplasty, which uses injectable fillers, such as Restylane or Radiesse, to add volume to very specific areas of the nose. There are several indications for this procedure, including:

1)   Camouflaging a minor dorsal hump

2)   Treating a depressed dorsum (flat nasal bridge) or saddle-nose

3)   Smoothing out depressions or irregularities

4)   Augmenting the radix (the “root” of the nose) to increase nasal length

5)   Adding projection to the nasal tip

6)   Enhancing the bony support of the nose

For the appropriate candidate, this is an excellent procedure for those not prepared to undergo surgery. It can be done quickly in the office and with minimal pain, particularly if a topical anesthetic is applied beforehand. Typically there is minimal swelling or bruising associated and patients can return immediately to work. 

Based on the picture you uploaded, I do not think you are a good candidate for a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Adding filler will only make your nose larger, which I do not think is the look you want! A true rhinoplasty, however, could make a dramatic change and address your dorsal hump (the bump on your nose) along with any other issues.

If you still wanted to pursue non-surgical procedures, you could certainly consider filler in your chin. This would improve the balance between your nose and chin in a profile view. 

Hope that helps.

Alexander M. Sailon, MD
McLean Physician

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