The nose is a prominent feature, and any imperfections can have a significant impact on the appearance of the face. A bump on the nose is a common concern and can even be a source of insecurity. Fortunately, achieving a beautiful nose profile is within reach. Dr. Rudy Coscia is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to his patients’ satisfaction. Continue reading below as he explains more about the causes of bumps on the nose and possible treatment options.
Nose Bump Causes
A bump on the nose is also referred to as a dorsal hump and presents as a bump on the bridge of the nose. In some cases, a bump of the nose can be subtle, and in other’s the hump can span nearly the entire length of the bridge. Although dorsal humps can be natural, some people may find them unflattering, especially as they appear when looking at the side profile of the face and nose. Dorsal humps can have many causes, including the following:
Genetics: Sometimes, dorsal humps are passed down through genetics. They may not be apparent early in life but could appear later on, such as during puberty.
Injury: Injury or trauma can lead to the development of a dorsal hump. For example, if the nose is broken, it can heal unevenly which may cause a nose bump.
When it comes to correcting a nose hump, rest assured that you have options. Rhinoplasty can be performed to remove a hump on the nose bridge; however, the type of rhinoplasty performed depends on your unique circumstances. Dr. Coscia will evaluate your specific case, anatomy, nasal function, and other important factors before deciding on the best course of action. Corrective options include:
Open rhinoplasty: Open rhinoplasty, a popular method that is effective at removing a dorsal hump. During this procedure, an incision is made on the bridge of the nose to reshape it.
Closed rhinoplasty: Closed rhinoplasty, during which an incision is made through the nostrils and a dorsal hump can be effectively removed to reveal an improved nasal appearance.
Nose Surgery in Granite Bay and Sacramento
Whether your dorsal hump causes a major cosmetic concern or you simply wish to smooth out your nose profile, Dr. Coscia can help you achieve the look you want. Learn more about your options for addressing a dorsal hump by contacting our Granite Bay location at 916-773-5559 or our Sacramento location at 916-929-1833 to schedule a consultation.