Overview of Nasal Hump Reduction Surgery in Washington DC

Nasal hump reduction in Washington DC from Dr. Rad creates a straight nasal profile from bridge to tip by removing a hump from the bridge of the nose. This type of aesthetic imperfection is often called a bump, a nasal hump, or a dorsal hump.

Nasal humps are typically composed of a combination of cartilage and bone. They can distract from an otherwise attractive face. This form of rhinoplasty surgery allows the dimensions of the nose to be balanced and in harmony with the rest of the face.


Am I a Good Candidate for Nasal Hump Reduction?

Dr. Rad does not accept patients seeking an extreme makeover or the looks of another person. He performs the nasal hump reduction procedure specifically for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose due to the presence of a dorsal hump.

The best candidates for this type of nasal surgery have realistic expectations in terms of results and are in good health. Smokers must quit smoking several weeks before the procedure and most avoid smoking during the healing period, since smoking can lead to a number of complications.


How Does Dr. Rad Approach Nasal Hump Reduction?

The shape and size of the nose should balance and harmonize with the rest of the face. A nasal hump can often distract attention from an otherwise attractive face.

In the nasal hump reduction procedure, Dr. Rad removes the hump thereby creating a straight nasal profile from bridge to tip. Cartilage and bone are removed from the hump, and cartilage and tissue grafts are placed to create a straight profile. 

Dr. Rad uses a ‘closed’ approach with hidden incisions on the inside of the nostrils. In the closed technique, results are as good if not better than via the open technique, there is no visible scar across the base of the nose (as there is in the open technique), recovery lasts only 10-14 days, and swelling after surgery is minimal. The closed technique is the most elegant approach to rhinoplasty.

In some cases, a dorsal hump can be minimized with non-surgical techniques like dermal fillers.




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Dr. Rad’s approach is unique for each patient, and it combines sophisticated, state-of-the-art techniques to achieve natural and long lasting results.



Your vision for your results will emerge through detailed consultation with Dr. Rad, meticulous examination of your anatomy, and careful pre-surgical planning. While Dr. Rad’s surgical approach is unique for each patient, the goal of naturalness remains constant.

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A nasal hump typically forms due to genetics. In some cases, nasal trauma can also be a cause of a nasal hump, especially if the injury occurs before puberty.


Injectable dermal fillers are excellent temporary treatments to mask a small dorsal hump or to increase tip projection.


Before the date of your nasal hump rhinoplasty, it will be important to avoid NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). NSAIDs reduce the blood’s ability to clot and can lead to increased bleeding and post-surgical bruising. Certain supplements can also lead to this issue, so you will need to discuss all medications and supplements during your consultation.


Rhinoplasty grafts are sections of tissue often used to bolster the internal nasal architecture during rhinoplasty surgery. They are typically made using cartilage from the patient’s ear, septum, or rib, and they are shaped to the required dimensions.


Pain is rare following nasal hump reduction surgery. The most common sensation is temporary nasal congestion. Swelling and bruising are common and will ameliorate over 7 to 14 days. Keeping one’s head elevated is recommended. Patients can often go back to work or go to social outings about 2 weeks after the surgical session.


The results of nasal hump reduction surgery are permanent, and a nasal hump cannot reform. Final results will not be visible until all bruising and swelling is gone. Once they have fully ameliorated, you will be able to enjoy the results of the procedure.


Consultation with Dr. Rad


Your initial consultation with Dr. Rad will help him better understand your specific nasal anatomy, along with your needs and goals for your nasal hump rhinoplasty. Dr. Rad will examine your nose and will take photographs. The two of you will also go over your complete medical history in order to ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Dr. Rad will go over the details of nasal hump reduction, including preparation and recovery, to make sure that you are well informed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedure, the consultation is the ideal time to ask them.

What are Dr. Rad’s patients saying?

“We consulted with three plastic surgeons before choosing Dr. Rad for my 17-year-old son’s rhinoplasty and chin implant in March 2017. From the first meeting, we felt confident that Dr. Rad is a skilled, experienced and talented surgeon who pays attention to every detail. He is also a super guy – warm, caring, attentive and welcoming. Everything went smoothly and we are extremely happy with the results. We are very pleased with the whole experience and recommend him without hesitation.“

A.B. in Washington, DC | October 3, 2018


About your Washington DC surgeon

Dr. Rad’s credentials, results and patient reviews speak for themselves. Princeton (magna cum laude) and Duke University educated, Dr. Rad is a Johns Hopkins trained board certified plastic surgeon and Assistant Professor of plastic surgery.

Dr. Rad has performed thousands of aesthetic facial surgeries and he specializes in minimally invasive, scarless approaches featuring minimal downtime. He is ranked in the top 3 plastic surgeons in DC, has the highest patient ratings across all doctor review websites and has been an invited expert in international conferences teaching his techniques to surgeons from around the world.

Dr. Rad’s patients seek to look refreshed and rested with natural results, minimal scars and the least downtime. He has innovated scarless techniques due to his patients’ needs for discretion and hidden evidence of surgery.

Dr. Rad has membership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Through rigorous written and oral examinations, these national societies have vetted Dr. Rad’s education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct as having met the highest standards in the world.

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What is the cost of a Nasal Hump Reduction?

The overall cost of a patient’s nasal hump reduction in Washington DC is dependent on the details of their nasal surgery. Price is determined based on the techniques utilized, the time required to perform the surgery, anesthesia, and other factors.

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