Nose hump surgery for medical reasons
You might need nose hump surgery to correct a deviated septum. A childhood accident (or compression during childbirth when the nasal cartilage is at its most soft and pliable) can cause an irregularity in the septum that might appear either as an asymmetry or as a hump. If the deviation is causing you nosebleeds or breathing problems such as sleep apnea, this might even be covered by insurance.
Nose hump surgery just for looks
If the nasal hump isn’t a medical problem, but you don’t like the way it looks, you’ll have to pay for the nose hump surgery yourself. Even so, wanting it sorted out is perfectly normal. The nose is right in the center of the face, but its role in human facial aesthetics is to complement the eyes, lips and so on rather than to draw attention away from them. A distinct hump in the nose can be exactly the sort of distraction you don’t want.
Talk with your facial plastic surgeon about whether nose hump surgery is right for you. If you decide to go through with it, be sure to quit smoking and drinking two weeks before surgery. Schedule plenty of time to be home alone afterward. Sleep with your head elevated to reduce swelling, and don’t try to figure out if it worked or not until the swelling has gone down.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte NC. He’s been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has focused his practice completely on facial plastic surgery since 1988, and considers straightening a deviated septum to be an essential service of a nose job. Many of his patients have already gotten nose jobs from other surgeons and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they really wanted. If you need nose hump surgery in Charlotte NC, make an appointment or request an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.