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THE BEGINNING
JK PLASTIC SURGERY

Nose SurgeryHOOKED NOSE (HUMPECTOMY)

hooked nose/ nose bridge with hump

A hooked nose (aquiline nose) has a protruding bone and/or cartilage in the middle of the nasal bridge, causing a hump in the nose. This may create a very strong or masculine image. In this case, the protruding part is removed and the bridge is raised if necessary for a natural and straight looking nose bridge.

Humpectomy can benefit

  1. 1. People with protruding bone and/or cartilage on bridge of the nose
  2. 2. People with trauma-induced hump
  3. 3. People with image that is too strong or masculine

How is Humpectomy performed?

In cases of a minor hump, it can be removed easily. However, in severe cases, both the cartilage and bone must be removed or shaved to create a desired look. Usually due to the hump, the tip of nose may hang low as well. Then, it is important to reshape the bridge and tip together to make a straighter and natural looking nose.

Operation Information

Duration
30 minutes to 2 hours
Incision Location
Inside the nose or/and on the columella
Hospitalization
None
Recovery Period
1-2 weeks
Anesthesia
Sedation
Stitch Removal
7 days after procedure

Nose Q & A: Interview with Dr. Kim, Sung Sik