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Dorsal Preservation Rhinoplasty

One of the most common traits changed with rhinoplasty is reducing the appearance of a dorsal hump. An exaggerated hump on the nasal bridge can impact the balance of the nose and distract from other facial features. Conventional dorsal hump correction with rhinoplasty shaves down the hump, but this can come with risks to the structure and symmetry. Dr. Maurice Khosh offers an advanced method for dorsal hump reduction with his dorsal preservation rhinoplasty procedure at his practice in NYC.

What Is Dorsal Preservation Rhinoplasty?

The conventional dorsal hump nose job removes bone and cartilage from the bridge to lower and flatten bumps and humps on the nose. While this can achieve beautiful results, there are some risks to performing this type of nose reshaping. Removing the tissue on the bridge can damage the nose’s mechanical structures that are needed for proper breathing function. In addition, shaving away cartilage and bone can result in unnatural lines and possible symmetry problems once the skin and tissue settle after healing.

Dorsal preservation rhinoplasty is a modern, innovative approach to reducing the height of a dorsal hump or bump. Instead of removing or shaving the top of the nasal bridge and disconnecting the natural structure, tissue is removed below the bridge. This brings the nasal bridge down intact while keeping the natural shape and lines of the nose in place. There are fewer risks of altering the nose structure and breathing function while still achieving a more balanced nose and face appearance.

Natural-Appearing Results

For patients with a dorsal hump they want diminished, preservation rhinoplasty can create more natural-looking outcomes with fewer risks of complications. This procedure can result in less chance of obstruction or breathing problems from too much cartilage or bone removed from the top of the nasal bridge or weakening of the nasal structures. Since the bridge is not sculpted or separated but lowered, it retains its natural shape and ethnicity while achieving the desired result.

By preserving the connections inside the nose, this modern rhinoplasty technique can avoid common problems after nose reshaping. Cartilage and skin collapse risks are lowered, maintaining a more functional and aesthetically pleasing nose. Dorsal preservation rhinoplasty aims to achieve a natural-appearing nose that is in harmony with the other facial features while improving long-term functional results.

Are You a Candidate for Preservation Rhinoplasty?

Not everyone with a humped nasal bridge will be a good candidate for dorsal preservation rhinoplasty. This procedure is best performed on patients with no prior nose surgeries. Dr. Khosh carefully evaluates each patient to determine the ideal procedure to accomplish the desired outcome. Some patients may benefit from a conventional rhinoplasty technique based on their medical history, nose structure and other factors.

Dorsal preservation rhinoplasty uses the latest surgical methods to improve the nose’s appearance. This technique can reduce function risks and complications, and it is often a shorter procedure with quicker recovery times than conventional rhinoplasty.

Dr. Maurice Khosh is one of the top facial plastic surgeons in NYC, utilizing cutting-edge procedures to create stunning, natural results for his patients. If you are considering a nose job to reduce bumps or humps on your nasal bridge, you may want to explore dorsal preservation rhinoplasty for your procedure. Contact Dr. Khosh’s team at his cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery clinic in Manhattan to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation.

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What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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