Nasal Dorsal Reduction

Nasal dorsal is the bridge of the nose which extends from the eyebrows to the tip of the nose. Ideal it should be in smooth lines. However it is not always true there can be irregularities in the straight lines and a condition which causes a hump to appear on the nose and it is especially visible on the side profile. This hump on the nose is very common with the Mediterranean and Hispanic people but it can also be due to a birth trauma or an accident or injury during the later stage of the life. The hump on the nose can be serious aesthetic deterrent for many. Not only does it make the nose appear disproportionate, it also makes the face appear aged and throws the facial features out of balance.

Nasal dorsal reduction can help the make the nose straighter and therefore giving it a more proportionate look, improving your profile and bringing in more harmony to the facial features. Dorsal reduction can be easily done with the help of Rhinoplasty. The Rhinoplasty can be non-surgical, open or closed.

Steps to Nasal Dorsal Reduction

Evaluation: The first step to the reduction process is to evaluate the nasal dorsum. You can even do the initial examination yourself and examine your nose from front and the side profile and see if there is any unevenness on the bridge of the nose. If you feel anything, then the next step is to get an appointment with an expert rhinoplasty surgeon.

A surgeon will discuss your expectations with you. And physically examine your nose bridge. Basis the examination, the surgeon will be able to deduce and then explain the changes that can be made through nasal dorsal reduction. An expert Rhinoplasty surgeon will have the full understanding of the internal and external nasal anatomy and will be fully aware of the causes of nasal obstruction resulting from poorly performed Rhinoplasty.

Nasal Dorsal Reduction Procedures:

In case of the dorsal hump, depending on the convexity, various Rhinoplasty techniques can be used. In a non-surgical manner, fillers can be used at the sides of small bumps to even it out. However, non-surgical rhinoplasty is temporary and can only work up to an extent.

Surgical Rhinoplasty for nasal dorsal hump can be either open or closed, but the aim is to shave off the bone or work with the cartilages. The nasal dorsal is made up of bones and cartilages and only an expert surgeon can work with both, to give you the desired results.

Rhinoplasty can be done to correct the lines of the nasal dorsal too. There can be many types of problems with the nasal dorsal such as a under projected dorsum, ski slope appearance etc. The nasal tip is given special attention during nasal dorsal reduction, because of its mobility. The nasal tip can droop or look pointy, if the rhinoplasty is not done properly. The procedure can be either open or closed with the goal to maintain the airflow and create an aesthetically pleasing effect. The choice of the type of procedure depends on the surgeon.

To correct the lines of the bridge, the bony part and the cartilages are manipulated using various processes such as osteotomy (breaking bones purposefully) and spreader and auto spreader grafts and silicone implants. Combination of various modern techniques will ensure that you have a successful Rhinoplasty for nasal dorsal reduction without any complications.

The width of the nose is another problem which falls under the purview of this Rhinoplasty. These include the width of the nasal tip, nostril, and the dorsal basal and dorsal bridge. The wide nasal bones can be narrowed through osteotomy and the bones can be reshaped.

Rhinoplasty for nasal dorsal reduction is a personalized process and treatment is designed differently for each patient.


The results of Rhinoplasty can be absolutely wonderful, if you have the patience to let the swelling go down and take proper precautions and follow the surgeon’s directions carefully.

Nasal Dorsal Reduction Before After Photos, See the Patient Results-

Frequently Asked Questions for Nasal Dorsal Reduction –

Question 1: What is a dorsal reduction?

 Dorsal compression In rhinoplasty, extra cartilage, bone, and skin are removed from the nose to give it a straighter, more streamlined appearance. Minimizing nasal blockage or deviation can assist in improving the appearance, creating facial symmetry, and improving breathing through the nose.

Question 2: Can you reduce the dorsal hump without surgery?

Nonsurgical treatments for dorsal humps are not long-term. Fillers can hide small dorsal lumps, but they won’t completely disappear. Fillers are injected into the dip above the nasal hump to make the bridge more angular.

Question 3: How long does a nose reduction take to heal?

Rhinoplasty rehabilitation could appear time-consuming. However, you can go back to work in 5 to 14 days.

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Dr. Debraj Shome- Facial Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome – Founder, The Esthetic Clinics, is a top facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Shome is currently a Consultant at the best Mumbai hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Nanavati Hospital & Apollo Spectra Hospital in Mumbai, India. He has 40+ research papers in the best international journals, numerous presentations at conferences & many awards such as “Best Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Best Plastic Surgeon in India”, Best Cosmetic Surgeon in India”, “Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Breakthrough Innovator in Facial Plastic Surgery” etc. A celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Shome believes plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic face surgery can allow you to lead a more fulfilled life….Read more

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