Can nose hump be removed and tip deprojected without getting nose wide?

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Deprojection with Hump Reduction: Osteotomy and Alar Base Resection

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Hump reduction and nasal tip deprojection could widen the nose if osteotomies are not performed and the need for alar base resection not discussed. If the nose is to be narrowed in this scenario then both procedures are likely needed to refine the nose.

Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Can nose hump be removed and tip deprojected without getting nose wide

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Your nasal hump can be removed and your tip deprojected without widening your nasal bridge. As a matter of fact, your bridge should be narrowed during the surgery (by having osteotomies performed). Seek a consultation with an experience rhinoplasty surgeon.

Warren J. Katz, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Can nose hump be removed and tip deprojected without getting nose wide?

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Dear loostmo, The answer is yes this is done in most rhinoplasty procedures. Seek consultation with some experts in the field of rhinoplasty surgery and have imaging performed to show you the proposed results so you and your surgeon are on the same page. Review the surgeons before and after photographs to ensure natural looking rhinoplasty results. See examples in the link below and video above. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty procedure to remove the dorsal hump without getting a wide nose

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A rhinoplasty procedure can accomplish de-projecting the nose and shaving down the dorsal hump. To prevent the nose from becoming wide requires osteotomies placed in the nasal bones to close the open roof deformity created from the hump removal and to narrow the bridge line and make it proportional to the new profile. The nasal tip cartilages may also need to be adjusted as well. For more information  and many examples, please see the link and the video below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nose hump

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Thanks for your questions.  Indeed, you can have the hump on your nose removed  without getting a wide nose.  After removal of a large hump, patients may have what is called an "open roof" deformity, which looks like a wide bridge of the nose. This can be closed by performing osteotomies (breaking the nasal bones and pushing them in like a tent).

Deprojecting the tip is a different part of the procedure and does not cause widening

See a facial plastic surgeon for real time consultation to get a full analysis of what would be best for you

Best of luck,

Dr Rodman

Regina Rodman, MD
Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Can Hump be Removed and Tip Deprojected without Making Nose Wide

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If you have an experienced rhinoplasty specialist do your surgery the hump can be removed and the tip projection decreased without making your nose wider.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews


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Removing of nasal hump itself creates an illusion of wide nose that needs to be addressed to have a good outcome from rhinoplasty.

Vasdev Rai, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for the question and the simple answer is YES.  So go on some complimentary consults with experts in the are and find out HOW

Dr Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Can nose hump be removed and tip deprojected without getting nose wide?

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The areas that you described and would like improved can be addressed with a subtle natural appearing rhinoplasty performed by an expert artistic plastic surgeon with extensive rhinoplasty experience. Keep in mind, that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you what to do without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of the proposed operative procedure with you and your parents may not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or facial plastic surgeon (otolaryngologist) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.   Robert Singer, MD FACS  La Jolla, California

Robert Singer, MD
La Jolla Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Tip deprojection

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Hello and thank you for your question. In the appropriate patient nasal tip deprojection and dorsal hump reduction can have a very nice result.  Make sure you specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon and not just a computer animation system. The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in person.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 172 reviews

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