One of the more common requests in rhinoplasty is to reduce the ‘size of the bump’ on the nasal bridge. This may seem simple, but to do this correctly and without complication takes experience. Dr. Most has performed many of these in the San Franscisco Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Marin County, Walnut Creek, Los Gatos--You may know someone with a beautiful, natural nasal bridge who has had rhinoplasty with Dr. Most! For more info, watch his video on this topic here.
The “bump” or “dorsal hump” as facial plastic surgeons call it, is composed of bone and cartilage. Removal of this tissue can be performed during rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Most has written extensively about the proper technique for handling the nasal bones during hump removal. Is it also important to preserve the nasal airway during this procedure.
The amount of tissue to be removed will vary from patient to patient. Some may request a subtle change, as the bump may be a familial trait. Some may request that it be completely removed. Dr. Most is sensitive to these needs and will discuss these with you personally during your consultation.
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