Hawk Nose

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Definition of Hawk Nose (Hump / Hook Nose)

Hawk nose gets its name because it resembles the beak of a hawk. Often, the part transitioning from the nasal bone to the cartilage is high, while the nose tip is relatively lower.

Issues After Hawk Nose Surgery
  1. A masculine-looking nose.
  2. An actual increase in the nose length.
  3. An optical illusion of the nose looking long and large.
  4. The nose tip drooping, among other combined problems.
  5. If the anatomical and physiological problems of a hawk’s nose are not carefully considered, its removal can result in irregularities of the nasal bridge, an unnatural nasal line, and even issues like a collapse or narrowing of the middle vault, inverted V-deformity, and overcorrection or undercorrection.
Should Hawk Nose Always be Removed?

Most patients believe that the irregular hump on the nasal bridge should be removed at all costs. However, recently there has been a growing demand from patients for a conservative approach that refines the nasal line without removing the hump. Similar to other surgeries, using a camouflage technique that conceals without removing can also be effective.

Camouflage Procedure for Hawk’s Nose*:

The hawk nose is left as is, and by using the endonasal approach, double-layered morselized ear cartilage is used for a radix graft.

*From left to right: Photos taken pre-surgery; two weeks, three months, and eight months post-surgery.