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Can I Just Get a Closed Dorsal Hump Removal? (photo)

So my hump is really quite small but I feel like it makes my nose look fat from the side, so could I just get it shaved down with a closed rhinoplasty? Also, how much would that cost and what is the downtime? Also, I posted pictures too and I used a plastic surgery simulator and point A is my nose now and point B is what I would like. Thanks!

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Removing a hump

I think your goals are very realistic and reasonable.  This is a modified rhinoplasty.  My fee is between $2500 and 3000 for surgeons fee.   Usually it can be done under local with a little sedation which can cost another $7-800.

Talmage Raine MD FACS

Champaign Plastic Surgeon
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Closed rhinoplasty

A closed rhinoplasty is all that is needed to give this side view result .  Unfortunately, the frontal profile is not shown, and that would determine wether osteotomies will need to be performed.  Osteotomies are also performed thru closed rhinoplasty.  

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dorsal Nasal Hump Removal

Your dorsal fullness can be removed using the closed technique. Although I have been a strong advocate of the open rhinoplasty procedure in some noses for 35 years, it would not necessary to achieve your goals which I strongly support. You can return to normal activities in 2 weeks; it will cost about $5,000.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Can I Just Get a Closed Dorsal Hump Removal?

Now that is the way to ask and post photos. The answer is YES a closed dorsal hump filling can be done under local with I.V. sedation. Healing from a week to 3 weeks depending upon the amount of edma and ecchymosis. Fee range from $3,500 to $5,500. 

Dorsal Hump Removal

     Dorsal hump removal would likely give you the nose you would like.  I do this through the closed approach.  When you remove a dorsal hump, you usually require osteotomies to reduce nasal width.  This can increase bruising.  You would have a splint for a week, and I would think that most of the swelling would be gone in 3 weeks.   For this, my typical fee would be $5000.   Good luck.

Closed rhinoplasty for hump removal only.

This can be done IF you choose a very experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who can have you meet with not just computer imaging. The cost varies but is about $5-6000 depending on what needs to be done. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Can I Just Get a Closed Dorsal Hump Removal?

Absolutely. This would be a relatively subtle change that can be achieved with a closed approach. This results in a faster procedure, less swelling and no visible incisions. Cost varies by location and surgeon. I would recommend that you find the surgeon you want first and then save until you can afford the procedure that will give you the best results. Rhinoplasty is a procedure that you only want to undergo once. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Stephen Weber, MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hump Removal


Yes for a just a hump removal, a closed rhinoplasty would be fine. Of course for a complete evaluation a frontal view would also be good.



Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Can I Just Get a Closed Dorsal Hump Removal?

Yes I think you can be helped by closed hump removal by rasping the dorsum of your nose and if the bony pyramid is wide ( which I can not see from these angles ) then by infractures.All these are done by closed approach.

Wish you good luck.

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