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Rhinoplasty for Nasal Bumps

By David Passaretti, MD on September 11, 2018


Profile photo of young woman with beautiful facial featuresThe nose is perhaps the most noticeable feature on the face due to its size in comparison to other facial features. For this reason, even minor irregularities in size or shape can be noticeable. Patients who wish to recontour their nose can benefit from rhinoplasty, which can improve the size and shape of the nose.

There are many different reasons why patients choose rhinoplasty. Some may have an over-projected nasal tip, while others may have a high nose bridge, broad tip, crooked nose, or nasal bumps.

Here, Dr. David Passaretti will discuss how rhinoplasty for nasal bumps can improve the symmetry of your nose and your overall facial balance. To find out if you are a good candidate for this technique, contact our Fairfield, CT practice.

What Causes Nasal Bumps?

The appearance of humps or bumps on the nasal bridge are usually caused by excess cartilage, excess bone, or both. As with most nose shape abnormalities, nasal bumps are generally hereditary in nature. If you have an immediate family member with nasal bumps, you are more likely to have them as well.

Fortunately, rhinoplasty can target just the bridge of the nose, helping patients achieve the results they desire.

Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty for Nasal Bumps?

First, patients considering rhinoplasty for nasal bumps should only do so if they feel self-conscious about their appearance. They should never undergo a cosmetic procedure to appease someone else, such as a partner or other family member.

Candidates should be in good general health, and not have any medical conditions that would make cosmetic surgery a potential risk.

Patients seeking rhinoplasty should also have a full and complete understanding of the procedure, as well as reasonable expectations of results. During a consultation at our practice, Dr. Passaretti can help you determine if rhinoplasty is an option for you.

How Rhinoplasty Can Correct Nasal Bumps

Rhinoplasty for nasal bumps involves reducing the excess bone and cartilage at the bridge of the nose. This eliminates the prominence of these bumps and creates a smoother, more uniform appearance.

To achieve this goal, Dr. Passaretti will perform either an open or closed rhinoplasty.

  • Open rhinoplasty: During this procedure, an incision is made along the columella, the skin between the nostrils.
  • Closed rhinoplasty: In contrast to open rhinoplasty, this procedure only requires incisions inside the nostrils. No external incisions are created.

The type of rhinoplasty recommended for you will depend on the severity of your condition and the location of the nasal bumps. Dr. Passaretti will determine which technique will most effectively address your concerns.

What about Scarring?

Many patients worry that they will have visible scarring after rhinoplasty. However, even those who undergo open rhinoplasty typically have minimal to zero scarring since the incision is placed in a discreet area of the face.

Results: What to Expect after Treatment

Removing nasal bumps from the bridge of the nose can result in dramatic results. Individuals who undergo this procedure can enjoy an overall improvement of facial aesthetics. The primary objective is to bring the attention away from the nose so that it brings prominence to other facial features, resulting in an enhanced appearance.

Contact Our Practice for More Information

Are you insecure about bumps on the bridge of your nose? If so, rhinoplasty for nasal bumps could be the solution for you. To explore your treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Passaretti. Contact us online or call us at (203) 642-1891.

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