A dorsal hump is the medical term to describe the prominent bump on the bridge of the nose. This is the most common reason for dissatisfaction reported by our patients. It is usually most visible from the side and patients complain that it can give their nose a harsh or masculine profile. The appearance of a dorsal hump is due to the shape of the bone and cartilage under the skin and the reasons can be numerous – trauma, surgery or a genetic or “family” shape. A dorsal hump can be effectively treated with nonsurgical techniques such as the 3-point Rhino by Dr Ayad, which utilises dermal filler injections to hide the bump and give the nose a softer, straighter and smoother bridge.
The tip of the nose can sometimes have a droopy or under-projected appearance. This can be due to an oversized cartilage or a lack of support at the tip. This is a very common concern for patients visiting our clinics, who complain that their nose looks droopy, bottom-heavy and this is often exaggerated when they smile. A drooping tip can be effectively treated using Dr Ayad’s signature 3-point Rhino technique, which can help to raise the tip, add definition and help to support the base of the nose so it stays raised, sharp and well-defined even when you smile.
Asymmetry and deviation
Asymmetry in the nose can appear as a result of previous trauma, surgery or simply as a result of uneven development of the nose cartilages or septum. Patients complain of abnormal and asymmetrical shadows on their nose, which cannot be diminished with makeup. Nose asymmetry and deviation are challenging cases but using advanced nonsurgical techniques, they can be improved to give your nose a straighter appearance, more symmetrical shape and to restore the natural shadows to your nose.
Beyond the cosmetic concerns, the shape and structure of the nose can affect its main function, which is breathing. Breathing difficulties can result from a multitude of pathologies and structural problems within the nose. It is important to note that obstructed airways cannot be reliably treated with nonsurgical techniques. Breathing difficulty should be seen by a specialist and investigated appropriately. Treatment may involve nasal sprays, minor surgery or even septoplasty.
Complications following surgery
Surgical rhinoplasty provides a solution for many people with complex nose pathologies or deformities. Unfortunately, surgical rhinoplasty remains one of the most challenging cosmetic surgical procedures with sometimes unpredictable, unreliable or even disastrous consequences. The healing process after a surgical rhinoplasty can be a long and unpredictable one, with scarring, contracture, skin changes and collapse, despite the best efforts of the best surgeons. Dr Ayad is a specialist in the correction of surgical complications, using advanced nonsurgical techniques with fillers. Dr Ayad has treated over 1000 post-surgical noses, including V-deformity, poly-beak, irregularities and collapse. These treatments are advanced, highly specialised and carry a higher risk therefore are only performed by Dr Ayad in our clinics. The results can be among the most satisfying of any treatment because they can restore the natural shape of the nose, making it look less “surgical” and take away the visible reminders of a botched procedure.
Bulbous and wide nose
Some noses are naturally wider and more bulbous, which may be family or ethnic traits that can be considered completely individual and equally beautiful. However, some of our patients do wish for slightly better definition and a sharper contour, whilst retaining the identity and character of their nose. This is achievable through a delicate nonsurgical treatment called bio-contouring, pioneered by Dr Ayad Harb. Precise placement of specialised filler is used to create height and definition to the nose bridge and tip. The result is a subtle yet very attractive enhancement to the nose, which looks and photographs beautifully.
Side profile balance
The side profile is a set of component parts, including the forehead, nose, midface, lips and chin, which all complement and impact each other and contribute to the overall balance. The size and shape of the nose can dominate the side profile, making it look harsh. A gentle bridge and lifted tip can do wonders for the overall balance of the facial profile. Equally, other components of the side profile, such as the chin and lips, can impact on the appearance of the nose. For example, a weak chin can make the nose look disproportionately big or dominant. Treating the chin and nose in combination can be very effective in reducing the prominence of the nose and improving the balance of the facial profile. Dr Ayad and the team will be happy to advise you on other aspects of your nose and profile and recommend a suitable treatment plan.