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Dorsal Hump
Rhinoplasty in California

Dorsal hump rhinoplasty in California is a surgical procedure aimed at reshaping the nose by modifying the bone and cartilage, specifically focusing on reducing or eliminating the pronounced bump on the bridge and can also include refinements to the nasal tip for a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing overall profile. At Zarrabi MD, dorsal hump removal is performed using the Piezo Ultrasonic rhinoplasty technique. During the procedure, our rhinoplasty surgeon carefully removes or shaves down the excess bone and cartilage contributing to the dorsal hump, with the option of repositioning the nasal bones for a balanced profile. Recovery typically involves a temporary period of swelling and bruising, with most patients able to resume normal activities within a few weeks. Under the expertise 
of Dr. Zarrabi, a highly skilled rhinoplasty surgeon who specializes in dorsal hump reduction, we strive to deliver results that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also improve the nose’s functionality.

Dorsal Hump

Rhinoplasty

Dorsal hump rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at reshaping the nose by modifying the bone and cartilage, specifically focusing on reducing or eliminating the pronounced bump on the bridge and can also include refinements to the nasal tip for a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing overall profile. At Zarrabi MD, dorsal hump removal is performed using the Piezo Ultrasonic rhinoplasty technique. During the procedure, our rhinoplasty surgeon carefully removes or shaves down the excess bone and cartilage contributing to the dorsal hump, with the option of repositioning the nasal bones for a balanced profile. Recovery typically involves a temporary period of swelling and bruising, with most patients able to resume normal activities within a few weeks. Under the expertise 
of Dr. Zarrabi, a highly skilled rhinoplasty surgeon who specializes in dorsal hump reduction, we strive to deliver results that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also improve the nose’s functionality.
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What is a Dorsal Hump Rhinoplasty?

Dorsal hump rhinoplasty is a specialized surgical procedure aimed at reshaping 
the nose by removing or reducing the dorsal hump—a prominent bump on the bridge of the nose. By adjusting the underlying bone and cartilage, this specialized surgical procedure enhances the nose’s appearance, making it appear less prominent and more proportionate. It can also improve the nasal function for some individuals, offering 
a dual benefit of aesthetic enhancement and potential functional improvement.

Understanding the underlying cause of dorsal humps is essential for formulating 
an effective treatment plan. This condition, characterized by an overgrowth of the nasal bones and cartilage, presents as a noticeable bump along the nasal dorsum—the upper part of the nose that extends from the root at the forehead down to the nose tip. Varying significantly in size among individuals is a common reason for seeking dorsal hump rhinoplasty.

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Ideal Candidates for Dorsal Hump Rhinoplasty

It’s important to understand that dorsal hump rhinoplasty is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Identifying the ideal candidates for this surgery ensures that those who proceed are likely to achieve the most satisfactory outcomes. Here’s the list of criteria that help define the ideal candidates:

Physically Healthy with No
Major Health Issues

Ideal candidates are in good health, free from medical conditions that could impact surgery or recovery, and have a strong immune system for quicker healing and fewer complications.

Individuals with Realistic
Expectations

Candidates should understand the realistic outcomes of dorsal hump removal, aiming for improvement, not perfection, and recognizing the procedure’s aesthetic limits.

Seeking Aesthetic Improvement
for Facial Harmony

This procedure is particularly suited for those looking to correct the aesthetic disruption caused by a prominent dorsal hump, especially beneficial for those with thick skin, which can mask the subtleties of the underlying bone structure.

Completion
of Facial Growth

Dorsal hump rhinoplasty is most effective 
for individuals who have completed their facial growth, typically by late adolescence, to avoid the risks of changing results due to ongoing development.
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Dorsal Hump Rhinoplasty
Procedure at Zarrabi MD

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The preparation starts with an initial consultation with our rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Zarrabi, where your medical history will be examined, and a physical examination of your nose and facial structure will be conducted. This consultation is essential to set realistic expectations for the surgery’s outcome, discuss any potential risks, and outline the necessary steps you need to take to prepare.

Your dorsal hump removal is performed under general anesthesia to guarantee your comfort throughout the process; it usually takes 3-4 hours on average. The piezo ultrasonic rhinoplasty incorporates the use of ultrasonic energy to sculpt the nasal bones carefully. This technique will be selected based on the objectives you’ve outlined with our rhinoplasty surgeon, ensuring that the chosen approach aligns perfectly with your goals.
In open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made on the columella—the area between your nostrils—allowing for optimal visibility and access to the nasal structure during primary rhinoplasty. This is particularly beneficial for more complex adjustments. On the other hand, closed rhinoplasty involves incisions hidden within the nostrils, offering the advantage of no visible scarring post-recovery, and is typically employed for less extensive modifications.
Once the desired shape is achieved, sutures are used to close the incisions. External sutures used in open rhinoplasty are gently removed approximately a week later, while internal sutures usually dissolve independently. To finalize the process, our rhinoplasty surgeon applies a nasal splint, which supports the nose’s new shape and aids in the healing process.
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Recovery and Aftercare
of Dorsal Hump Removal

Recovery from dorsal hump rhinoplasty surgery begins with managing initial swelling and discomfort, with most patients returning to routine activities within two weeks, although complete healing unfolds over several months. Long-term aftercare includes protecting the nose from sun exposure, careful use of glasses to avoid pressure on the nasal bridge, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to support the healing process and enhance the longevity of the results.

Following your rhinoplasty surgeon’s aftercare instructions is essential for a smooth recovery and achieving the desired aesthetic outcome.

Benefits of Dorsal Hump Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic rhinoplasty, especially when focused on targeting the nasal hump, is not just about achieving an aesthetically pleasing nose. It’s a cosmetic procedure that profoundly affects physical appearance and overall quality of life. Here’s a deeper look into the multifaceted benefits of dorsal hump rhinoplasty:

Improved Facial Harmony and Balance

Dorsal hump rhinoplasty harmonizes the nose with the rest of the face by adjusting its proportions, thus enhancing symmetry and the overall aesthetic appeal, given the nose’s central role in facial features.

Boost Self-Confidence

By aligning the nose more closely with one’s ideal self-image, individuals often experience a significant boost in self-confidence and self-esteem. This newfound confidence can improve personal, social, and professional interactions.

Correction of Breathing Issues

By correcting structural anomalies, dorsal hump removal can improve nasal airflow, leading to better breathing, reduced snoring, and potentially alleviating conditions like sleep apnea.

Permanent Solution for Reshaping the Nose

Unlike temporary or non-surgical interventions, dorsal hump rhinoplasty offers a lasting change. The procedure permanently alters the shape of the nose, providing long-term satisfaction without the need for ongoing treatments.

Cost of Dorsal Hump Removal

The cost of dorsal hump rhinoplasty can vary widely, reflecting the complexity of the facial plastic surgery and the individualized approach needed for each patient. On average, the overall cost of this specific type of rhinoplasty might fall between $5,000 and $15,000. Patients contemplating dorsal hump removal, other nose job procedures, or reconstructive surgery should consult with our rhinoplasty surgeon to fully understand the investment needed for their desired outcome from a dorsal hump rhinoplasty procedure.

Cost of Dorsal Hump Removal

The cost of dorsal hump rhinoplasty can vary widely, reflecting the complexity of the facial plastic surgery and the individualized approach needed for each patient. On average, the overall cost of this specific type of rhinoplasty might fall between $5,000 and $15,000. Patients contemplating dorsal hump removal, other nose job procedures, or reconstructive surgery should consult with our rhinoplasty surgeon to fully understand the investment needed for their desired outcome from a dorsal hump rhinoplasty procedure.
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Zarrabi MD for your
Dorsal Hump Rhinoplasty

Choosing Zarrabi MD for your dorsal hump removal means selecting 
a rhinoplasty surgeon distinguished by his expertise in achieving aesthetically pleasing, natural results. Dr. Zarrabi’s dedication to patient care, safety, and satisfaction sets him apart, providing a reassuring and supportive experience. At Zarrabi MD, you gain significant cosmetic enhancement, and a partner 
is committed to realizing your vision for a more confident you.

Why wait any longer to see the person you’ve always wanted to be staring back at you in the mirror? Book your consultation today and take the first step towards a profile you love and the confidence that comes with it. Your journey to self-confidence starts with Zarrabi MD.

Contact us now to discover how we can help you achieve the balance 
and beauty you deserve. Your new beginning is just a consultation away.

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