Dorsal hump correction - have I made it worse? (photos)
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Dorsal hump correction
Thank you for your question. As a rhinoplasty surgeon in the Toronto area I think I can give you some specific guidance. First off, pressing on your nose is not likely to have caused this, it is more likely just the way your nose grew. I perform many rhinoplasty surgeries covered by OHIP. There needs to be a discussion between you and your surgeon to determine whether or not you would qualify for OHIP coverage. There is a chance that a portion would be covered by OHIP but that you would be responsible for a 'cosmetic' portion of the operation. Fillers can only camouflage a bump, and this is not a permanent solution. I recommend seeking out a consult with a local facial plastic surgeon for a full exam, set of photos, and history to determine what coverage you would qualify for.
Without examining you in person, it is impossible to say what caused your hump. The only solution is a surgical rhinoplasty. Fillers don't really help with your issue.
Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your
photograph, you may benefit from a conservative dorsal hump reduction. Make sure you specifically look at before and after
pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon
and not just a computer animation system. The most important
aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek
consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate
you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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Large nose bump: can fillers, the so-called "non-surgical rhinoplasty" help?
Thank you for your question. It is hard to say if your dorsal hump is developmental or from a trauma such as a fracture. It is a significant hump from the pictures you gave us. I love doing the non-surgical rhinoplasty with Juvederm Volbella or restylane but fillers have limited ability to camouflage a large hump. I could soften it up sllightly. Best would be a dorsal hump reduction with surgery. OHIP in Ontario does not cover this as this is not a functional problem but an aesthetic one.
Hope this helps!
Dr, Marc DuPere, Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon
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