Aquiline nose correction (Aka: Roman, hooked or humped nose)

A humped nose is sometimes considered unaesthetic and may cause functional disorders such as breathing problems. An operative humped nose correction makes it possible to straighten the nose effectively and easily.


Benefits of a humped nose correction

• optimal shape & function of the nose achieved
• nose changed according to type
• Generates a harmonious overall impression


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More about humped nose correction

What is a humped nose correction?

How does a humped nose correction work?

What criteria must be met in order to be able to perform a humped nose correction?

What are the advantages of a humped nose correction?

What are the risks of a humped nose correction?

Humped nose correction is a rhinoplasty treatment intended to straighten a bumpy nose. In contrast to nasal tip correction, in which only the tip of the nose is remodeled, the correction of the humped nose aims at restoring or optimizing the shape and function of the nose.


The humped nose

The humped nose indicates a form disorder of the outer nose. An asymmetrical shape of the nose or the bone or cartilage of the nose exists. The nose is curved instead of straight.
A humped nose can be hereditary, but can also arise as a result of an accident and injury. If the nasal bone is broken and grows back together wrong, it can become a humped nose.

In the run-up to the actual correction you will be informed about the possibilities and processes of the humped nose surgery. Medical history and special wishes and expectations for the surgery are discussed in detail. In addition, extensive examinations of the nose take place and the current condition is analyzed and evaluated. This determines, among other things, the later course of the procedure.


The actual surgery takes place under general anesthesia. The first step is to straighten the nasal septum, if necessary. To achieve this, the surgeon gains access to the bone and cartilage of the nose. Now the nasal septum can be corrected and reconstructed.



The next step in rhinoplasty is to cut through the nasal pyramidal bones on the sides, and then shift them to the desired shape of the symmetrical midline, as well as remove the humped parts on the bridge of the nose. Next, the nasal tip and nasal bridge of the reconstructed nose are adjusted according to the design discussed.


Subsequently, special support elements are inserted into the nose, which allow optimal healing of the nose. These include foils that are inserted over the straightened nasal septum and removed again after a maximum of two weeks following surgery. In addition, a tape bandage and a nasal plaster are created.

The nose correction is aimed at patients who suffer from functional, cosmetic or physical complaints of a humped nose and want to have their nose straightened by a surgical operation.
In addition to these factors, a humped nose can also lead to obstruction of the nasal breathing, which means a physical restriction and can lead to frequent sinusitis, among other things. To perform a nasal septum surgery, the curvature of the nasal septum must be clearly determined by a specialist. In addition, the patient should be in physically healthy condition.

An advantage of humped nose correction is that professional care and surgery can result in a complete improvement of the external aesthetics and internal function of the nose.

The change of the inner and outer nose is considered the most elaborate or demanding surgery in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery. For this reason, it is particularly important to select an experienced and professional surgeon for this procedure. One possible complication of the treatment is that it can lead to infections and bleeding in the nose area after surgery. These symptoms can be effectively treated with appropriate ointments and medications.


Criteria for the choice of doctor?

As already mentioned, humped nose correction is a technically demanding and expensive operation. There are only a few specialists who have the appropriate experience in Germany. Only a specially trained surgeon with sufficient experience in nasal surgery, can help you achieve the aesthetic result that you desire.


Only when a surgeon takes enough time to explain the background, the risks and the course of the operation, as well as individually planning the "new" nose with you, can you be sure that the result of your treatment exactly meets your expectations and wishes.