A review of nasal dorsal hump reduction techniques, with a particular emphasis on a comparison of component and composite removal


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, UZ Brussel VUB, Jette, Belgium


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, UZ Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels


Department of ENT-HNS, Hôpital de la Citadelle, Liège


ENT department of the University Hospital of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

B-ENT 2010; 6: Supplement 41-48
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Nasal dorsal hump reduction is a frequently performed and basic step in non-functional rhinoplasty. The literature has described multiple techniques for nasal hump removal. However, most of the descriptions consider new or modified techniques. No papers have been published comparing any of these different surgical interventions. The aim of this paper is to review several techniques in common use, looking at their inherent advantages and disadvantages in the light of the authors' personal experiences. Particular attention is devoted to a comparison of component and composite hump reduction. The latest trends in hump removal techniques aim for predictable and realistic results with pleasing aesthetic outcomes based on precise resection techniques and the optimal preservation of nasal anatomy and function.

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