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Dr. Most selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America for 2007-2014.
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Dr. Most invited to speak at major international meetings-
Mallorca, Spain 10/2014
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•Milan, IT 3/2013
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One of Dr. Most's techniques for septorhinoplasty is published in Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. In this paper, Dr. Most describes his technique for correction of the most difficult deviation of the anterior nose....Read More...
Dr. Most selected "Best Facial Plastic Surgeon" for Palo Alto, California 2014
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Dr. Most has a special interest in rhinoplasty techniques that not only improve nasal appearance but improve nasal function as well. To that end, his research has examined quality of life (QOL) after rhinoplasty surgery.

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Dorsal Hump

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.

See some example below, or click on any picture for full rhinoplasty gallery.

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Notice in this series how the nose is significantly reduced in size yet remains strong in profile.

Why should I choose Dr. Most?

As a double-certified Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Most is uniquely qualified in surgery of the face, and the nose in particular. Dr. Most has many years experience and has served as Chief of Facial Plastic Surgery at two of the top medical centers in the United States. He is now Chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. Dr. Most is nationally recognized for his expertise in rhinoplasty surgery. He has written extensively on this subject, including work on improving surgical outcomes. He has contributed as lead author to the major textbook on Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery on this topic, and his work in this area was recently selected for a 'best of' paper in Facial Plastic Surgery. He has contribued to numerous journals and major textbooks on rhinoplasty. He is often invited to speak at national and international meetings on rhinoplasty. A leader in the field, he has received national awards for his work. He is regularly selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America. He is on the Editorial Board of a major journal in Facial Plastic Surgery. He performs over one hundred rhinoplasties each year. His patient comments reflect his personal philosophy for excellence.

What about Computer Imaging?

You may request computer-assisted imaging to help you envision what a rhinoplasty can achieve for you.

I am interested! What is the next step?

If you are interested in this procedure, Dr. Most will personally evaluate you to determine if it is right for you. Please contact the Stanford Facial Plastic Surgery Office via phone (650) 736-FACE or (736-3223) to make a consultation appointment with Dr. Most. We look forward to seeing you!