One of the more common reasons that patients request rhinoplasty is to remove a dorsal hump. There are also many patients who have a dorsal hump, who also wish to maintain some of the hump post-operatively. There are many and varied reasons for this. Some patients would just like a small change to the appearance to their nose to maintain their current nose shape, to maintain an ethnicity-appearance, or to maintain a family-appearance. It is helpful for patients to bring in photos of noses that they like from magazines or internet or photos of other family members. I always enjoy trying to learn what patients want to do to change the appearance of the nose.
About Brian Dickinson
Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and advice freely.View all posts by Brian Dickinson