Trans cutaneous osteotomy - where do the bone pieces go? (Photo)
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The osteotomy separates the nasal bones from the maxillary bone. The bones don't go anywhere but they become loose so they can be moved and positioned where the surgeon wants them. Hope that answers your question.
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I think you're a bit confused maybe. Or I am. Your photo shows a transcutaneous osteotomy (in fracture usually), which narrows the upper part of the nose from front on. In a hump reduction, regardless of whether it is done via open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty, the excess bone is either rasped off, or sliced off with an osteotome, and generally thrown out with the infectious waste. A transcutaneous osteotomy is not a method of hump removal. An actual appointment with a surgeon can often very quickly clear up a lot of misconceptions and allow you to move on to the more important decisions you're facing. Best wishes.
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