The bony bump on the side of your nose
Many people may say I like how my face looks from one side but not from the other. This can be due to having a bony bump on one side of their noses. But why does this happen, and how to get rid of a bony bump on the side of the nose? This problem can be solved with or without getting plastic surgery.
What is the nasal bump?
A nasal bump is a hump that forms on the nasal bridge. It can be noticeable, especially from the side. It affects appearance, and many people do not like how it makes them look.
Is the nasal bump bony?
The nasal bump on your nose is composed of bone on the upper third of the nose. The lower two-thirds of your nose is composed of cartilage. Sometimes the nasal hump can be composed of both bone and cartilage.
Why do I have a bump on my nose bridge?
There are several possible reasons for having a bony bump on the nose. The most common causes include the following:
1- Nose trauma or injury
The body will try to recover after a nose injury due to an accident such as a traffic accident or falling on the stairs. Sometimes the nose will heal unevenly, causing a hump to form on the nasal bone or the cartilage. A broken nose could be the main cause of the dorsal hump if the nose does not heal evenly.
Sometimes it is possible to have a bony hump on the side of your nose if your parents have it. The hump may not appear till after puberty. This can be due to irregular nasal development.
Do nose bumps affect breathing?
Sometimes the injury that causes the bump can deviate from the nasal septum. If you suffer from difficulty breathing due to hump, you need to tell your doctor. Bump removal treatments do not always improve your breathing. Therefore, you should discuss your condition with your doctor to choose a suitable treatment.
Treatment options to remove a bony bump on the side of your nose
To remove the bump from the side of your nose, there are various options to choose from. You can either have a surgical rhinoplasty or go for non-surgical options.
Remove the bump with rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty or nose job is a plastic surgery that can help you improve your facial features by changing the shape of your nose. With rhinoplasty, a surgeon can get rid of the bony hump on your nose.
You have two kinds of rhinoplasty that you can have if you want to remove the bump surgically.
Closed rhinoplasty to remove the bump
A lot of patients and surgeons prefer closed rhinoplasty. Closed rhinoplasty is less invasive than open rhinoplasty. With closed rhinoplasty, you will have no visible scars after the procedure. The surgeon will make the cuts inside your nostrils. You will also experience minimal swelling afterward.
This surgery will give you satisfying results, but it needs to be performed by the hands of an experienced surgeon.
Open rhinoplasty to remove a nasal hump
Open rhinoplasty, or as it is also called traditional rhinoplasty, is the surgery that allows the surgeon to examine the structure of your nose better, thus giving you better results. There will be more scarring compared to closed rhinoplasty. However, the surgeon will try to hide the scars and make them less noticeable.
Remove the hump with non-surgical treatment
If what you have is a small nasal hump, you may be able to treat the problem without surgery. It is possible to use non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers to have a more balanced nose. Dermal fillers need local anesthesia and cause less swelling and immediate results.
Just keep in mind that these treatments dissolve with time. You need to repeat the process every 6 to 12 months. They can be an excellent and inexpensive solution but not a permanent one.
Recovery after nasal bony bump reduction surgery
The recovery period after hump reduction depends on the method used to remove the bump.
If you have open rhinoplasty, there will be some swelling around the face. You will need around six to eight weeks to recover from the surgery. There will be less swelling with closed rhinoplasty, and it can take between four to six weeks to recover.
When you opt for non-surgical treatments, you will only need a few days to recover. The results will be instant.
Should I have a nose job to get rid of the nasal bump?
Even though non-surgical treatments can provide good results, they are temporary. A nose job, on the other hand, improves your looks for good. Furthermore, if you have breathing problems associated with the nasal hump, the surgeon can fix them with surgery.
Rhinoplasty can carry some risks and possible complications. However, the risks are low, and most of them can even be lowered with good preparations and by having the surgery done by an experienced surgeon. If you do not want to have scars on your face, you can have a closed rhinoplasty and have your scars hidden inside your nostrils.