Will Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Work To Get Rid Of My Nose Hump?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question about nose hump removal. I know that rhinoplasty surgery works well for taking down a large bump on the bridge of the nose. But I would like to avoid surgery if possible. May I ask if you`re familiar with nose magic product? Is it worth trying? The company responded quickly to my inquiry, saying that it can help by moving cartilage.

A: I am very familiar with Nose Magic and use a companion device occasionally on my postoperative patients to manage their persistent tip swelling. Do I think it will work to permanently take down a nasal hump…no. Did I think you have anything to lose by using it…no. It has its effect by temporarily squeezing the fluid out of the tissues causing a slight change in shape, just like when you pinch it and hold it for awhile. The problem with a nasal hump is that at least half of it is bone whose shape will not be altered by any form of external pressure. While nothing sells like hope, at least you can prove to yourself one way of the other, of this non-surgical approach to nose reshaping. You will find in the end, however, that only a surgical rhinoplasty will really work.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana