Bump on the nose

We call a bump on the bridge of the nose a dorsal hump.

Not all humps are bad. It is often seen as aristocratic and even a sign of sophistication. However, others find a hump an embarrassment and are self-conscious.  Psychologically it can be helpful to remove it. It can be shown that this type of Rhinoplasty is beneficial both in the short and long term. Social interaction becomes normalised and it does not automatically lead on to more requests to change other features.

A bump on the nose can be inherited (the family nose) or the result of the injury.

Surgical correction is called a Rhinoplasty. There is an amusing story about an early rhinoplasty carried out in Northern Italy in the 15th century. The Duke of Urbino lost his right eye jousting and as a result could not see a sword coming at him from the right, because of his magnificent family dorsal hump. What did he do, but have a surgeon remove the hump leaving a big step in his profile. This famous profile produced some fine and impressive paintings. Surgical success!

Nowadays the profile can be refined to the patient’s wishes with the help of digital morphing. The opportunity is often taken to make other changes to the shape of the nose and improve breathing if this has been compromised by injury. This type of cosmetic surgery is treated as a day case operation with no significant pain.

You should consult a surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic for a clinical and digital assessment of the nature and size of your bump. 

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