What Can Be Done about the Hump on the Bridge of My Nose?

Correcting Dorsal Hump

One of the most common complaints among the rhinoplasty candidates we meet at Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center is a hump or bump on the bridge (dorsum) of the nose. Many bumps are inherited, but others are the result of a broken nose or other trauma.

Because the nose is such as prominent facial feature, issues with bumps can disrupt the symmetry and proportions of your face; a hump can also throw off your facial profile (i.e., the view from the side). If you have a dorsal bump, you may take great care to avoid being photographed or videoed from the side because you are so self-conscious of your profile. Eventually, a dorsal bump can take a toll on confidence and self-esteem.

Luckily, rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery can correct the appearance of a bump and create a more attractive nose and facial profile. Read on as Dr. Alexander Ereso explains what that process involves.

Creating a More Beautiful Profile through Rhinoplasty

Every rhinoplasty procedure is tailored to the individual goals of the patient; your rhinoplasty surgery will be customized to your needs. It may be a “closed” rhinoplasty performed through incisions made within the nostrils so there is no external scarring. Or, it might be an “open” rhinoplasty performed through an incision made along the strip of skin separating the nostrils; this may leave a very small external scar that fades over time.

In cases of dorsal humps, Dr. Ereso adjusts the bone and cartilage of the nose to reduce the hump. This can correct problems with crookedness and symmetry and create an attractive facial profile.

With a more beautiful nose, you will likely feel much more confident about your appearance and comfortable in your own skin. Dr. Ereso is able to make very subtle tweaks that address the problem while preserving what makes your face look unique.

Suitable Candidates for Rhinoplasty

You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you are bothered by your nose’s appearance and can articulate your specific concerns to your surgeon. You should be in good overall health and have concrete, reasonable expectations of treatment.

If you are considering rhinoplasty, you should schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss your candidacy as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure.

To arrange for an appointment with Dr. Ereso, please contact Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center today.