Nose Surgery

Humped Nose Correction

Humped Nose korea
From a fierce look to a soft and gentle look!

What is Humped Nose Correction (Dorsal Reduction/Humpectomy)?

Recreate your image, beautiful with soft facial features, with a nose hump correction.

A humped nose (nose bump, dorsal nose hump) is when the nose has a raised bump on the nasal bridge and, sometimes, a drooping or sharp nose tip that can give off a fierce or angry impression. Humpectomy creates a beautiful and smooth nose by removing the bump on nasal bone and cartilages and lifting up the low nose tip.

JW Plastic Surgery provides the most suitable nose hump correction procedure, considering your nose shape and conditions. Not only does our humped nose correction smoothes the nasal bridge it also corrects a wide nasal bridge. We’ll sculpt a slim and beautiful nose.

  • Surgery Duration1.5 - 2 hours
  • HospitalizationNot Required
  • # of Postoperative visits2 - 3 Visits
  • AnesthesiaShort-term Sedation
  • Removal of Stitches5 - 7 days after the operation
  • Recovery PeriodReturn to normal life after removal of stitches
We recommend Hump nose correction to the following people:
  • Those who have a bump on their nose bridge.
  • Those who have a drooping or sharp nose tip.
  • Those who have a droopy angle between the nasal bridge and philtrum (nasolabial angle).
  • Those who give off an overly strong impression and seem older than their actual age due to a long nose tip.

JW’s Hump Nose Correction

#1 | A Bump on Nasal Bridge

A hump bridge consists of nasal bones and cartilages. We can correct a hump nose by cutting hump on nasal bones and cartilages. Excessive removal or insufficient correction can lead to curvature, so it is vital to operate by well-experienced, skilled medical professionals, and board-certified plastic surgery specialists.

#2 | The Open Roof of the Nose

Since the nasal bones are fragile, removing bones could expose the cavities. If the opening is small and unnoticeable, it may be left as it is. However, if it’s wide or noticeable, it needs to be covered to avoid it being felt or noticed.


Nasal Bridge Augmentation

Silicone or Gore-Tex can be placed over the bridge to make a beautiful and smooth nose and cover the opening.

Lateral Osteotomy

Lateral osteotomy is used to close a sizeable open roof by cutting along the sides of the nasal bone vertically and then gathered to tie the open roof.

Autologous Nasal Septum Cartilage

If the patient wants neither augmentation rhinoplasty nor nasal osteotomy, an autologous nasal septum cartilage can be inserted into the roof of the nose to make a smooth nose shape.

#3 | Droopy nasal tip correction

Nasal tip correction is a procedure that raises the shape and repositions of the lateral cartilage at the tip of the nose.

The nose tip may be supported by inserting a support into the nostril (normally autogenous septal cartilage will be used), and muscle pulling the tip of the nose down may be cut to prevent the tip of the nose from sagging again after surgery.

#4 | Nasolabial Angle Correction

The correction of the nasolabial angle (columella labial angle), where the philtrum meets with the columella, is usually corrected by widening the angle only by lifting the tip of the nose (correction of the sagging tip). In some situations, an additional autologous cartilage is placed on the nasolabial angle to correct it.

In-Depth Examination

In-depth examination through a three-dimensional CT analysis

Before surgery, we conduct a precise and in-depth examination through a 3D-CT analysis on the nasal bones, the shape, conditions, and size of nasal soft tissues for a safe and accurate operation.

A deviated nose and nasal septum deviation

In case of congenital nasal septum deviation or asymmetrical bones or cartilages bent by external injuries, a deviated nose could be simultaneously corrected for both aesthetic reasons and functional improvement such as breathing.

Nasal Obstruction

Inferior turbinate hypertrophy may cause nasal obstruction. Rhinoplasty can help treat nasal obstruction as well.

Various forms and sizes of septal nasal cartilages

When using septal nasal cartilages for rhinoplasty, we analyze the sizes and shapes of septal nasal cartilages accurately for precise surgical planning.

The size of Nasal Bone

After analyzing the size and shape of nasal bones, nasal osteotomy may be performed during rhinoplasty, if they need to be corrected.

*A 3D-CT analysis may not be required depending on your physician’s opinion.

Cautions Before Rhinoplasty

  • Some medications can alter your body’s hemostasis function (your body’s ways of stopping bleeding). It’s important that patients stop the intake of such medication 14 days before the surgery. If you are taking these types of medicine for serious conditions such as high blood pressure, heart conditions, etc. please inform your doctor during the consultation.
  • Cigarettes cause phlegm, coughing, and sneezing, which can cause bleeding after the operation and interfere with recovery. We strongly recommend our patients to stop smoking for at least 14 days before their operation.
  • A severe cold can reduce your respiratory functions which need to be kept in consideration by the medical staff before the surgery. Please inform your consultant or doctor if you happen to have a serious cold on the day of the surgery.
  • Start fasting 4 hours before the surgery.
  • To avoid irritating the surgical site, we advise our patients to wear comfortable clothes that can be put on easily. In addition, you can bring a mask, cap, or sunglasses. Please use public transportation or, if you prefer your own vehicle, come with a guardian.

Post-Operative Management

  • Keep your nose on a higher level than your heart to prevent swelling.
  • Ice packs help reduce the swelling and we suggest you use them for two to three days after the surgery.
  • Acupressure, severe friction around the surgical site, saunas, and hot baths should be avoided at all costs for at least 1 month.
  • Refrain from smoking or drinking for 1 month after your operation.
  • It’s ok to do light exercises such as a walk after the operation. However, avoid heavy exercises including aerobics, tennis, and swimming, until three to four weeks after your surgery.

With more than 20 years of experience, Surgeons specialized in Nose Surgery.

JW nose team constitutes 3 nose specialists with know-how from various clinical experiences, as well as dedication to achieving the best result by medical research.