Dorsal Hump Still Visible 1 Year After Rhino, Would Rasping it Down Again be Cheaper than a Full Nose Job?

I had a nose job about a year ago to get rid of a dorsal hump.The nose was broken and taken in a bit and the hump was rasped down.Today the hump, although less, is still quite visible and I find that with the nose being taken in it now goes from wide to thin to wide on the front profile casting shadows. I think it may need to be rasped down agian without breaking the nose since its already too thin below the hump.Would this procedure be cheaper than a full nose job?

Doctor Answers 7

Revision may be needed

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too thin below the hump likely means you need spreader grafts.  so you may benefit from rasping by you also need som grafts to re-establish a normal width.  this would constitute more a complete revision rhino.  price is surgeon dependent.

Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Visible dorsal hump 1 year post rhinoplasty

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Most rhinoplasty surgeons charge a nominal fee for the operating room and anesthesia to undergo a touchup procedure on the nose.  This would entail just rasping the bridge.  However, this is best performed under general anesthesia since it is difficult to completely numb the nose with local anesthesia.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dorsal hump reduction

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Based on your information if the hump reduction was done too conservatively by simply rasping it down would save money and shorten recovery compare with a revision rhinoplasty.

Norman Ge, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dorsal Hump Revision

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It is difficult to recommend any course of action without 1)knowing what you looked like before and after surgery and2) weather the hump was initially gone and has had some recurrence


Dorsal hump

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It is difficult to tell you what would be best without a formal exam.  Rhinoplasty surgery is very delicate work and a formal exam is essential.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal Hump

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The remaining nasal hump may be the nasal septum sticking up, or a boney hump.

The decision to correct the hump will depend on prper diagnosis and the width of the nose. Removing the hump without narrowing the nasal pyramid will result in open roof and wide dorsum.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Cost of Removing Residual Hump with Revision Rhinoplasty

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Cost will depend on what needs to be done and what you and your surgeon discussed regarding revision surgery. Most surgeons will give their patients a break if a revision is necessary. You may also need spreader grafts to correct the hour glass appearance you describe.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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