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Dear Dr. Togba,

Q.  Just about everyone in my family inherited a large hump on the nose from my father. I would like to have mine removed without drastically changing the way I look. What can I do to be sure I get the look I want?

A. To reduce a prominent hump on the nose while preserving your family look demands skill and artistic judgment on the part of the surgeon. From inside the nostrils, a small amount of bone and cartilage can be removed and/or reshaped to bring your nose into balance with the rest of your face. I always aim for balance and harmony of all facial features, with the nose complementing others rather than being the prominent feature itself.

Dr. T