The nasal bridge, which separates the nostrils from the nasal cavity, is formed of bone and cartilage. The bones and cartilage in your nose have an irregular outline that can make your nose look a bit bumpy.
Some people have a dorsal hump, or bump, on their nose because of a genetic predisposition. Other people develop dorsal humps from injury or trauma during their adolescence, when the bones and cartilage of their nose are still developing.
Removing the bump on your nose is a cosmetic surgery that can be done either surgically or nonsurgically. In a surgical procedure, called rhinoplasty, your plastic surgeon can sculpt and smooth the nose using bone, cartilage, or grafts.
When your nose is shaped like a dorsal hump, it can cause a wide variety of cosmetic complaints. The most common is that the bump makes your nose appear too long or rounded.
There are several options to get rid of your bump on nose bridge, but the most effective is rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty improves the appearance of your nose permanently, giving you a more aesthetically pleasing and balanced profile.
There are some risks involved in rhinoplasty, but they can be minimized by having the procedure performed by an experienced surgeon and following a careful postoperative care plan. Often, patients are able to avoid swelling and bruising by keeping their heads elevated, using ice packs, and applying a soft splint to the nasal bridge for about a week after surgery.