People with a nose bridge bump suffer from a very common aesthetic facial disproportion, specifically a bump, or hump on the bridge of the nose. Most nasal bridge bumps are develop as a result of hereditary development, as there is an overgrowth of the nasal cartilages and bones leading to a convexity or “bump” on the bridge of the nose. Occasionally, traumatic injury to the nose, suffered during adolescent or childhood development can result in overgrowth of the bone and cartilage on the bridge of the nose leading to a bump as well. Aesthetically, bridge bumps can distract from more ideal nasal-facial proportions and are particularly bothersome to patients on profile pictures or pictures that are viewed mostly from the side. Nasal bridge bumps can detract from otherwise harmonious nasal-facial proportions and are probably the most common cause that patients seek a nose job, or rhinoplasty surgery.
Treatments to improve the nose bridge bump are minimally invasive Injectable Rhinoplasty, or 5 Minute Nose Job, technique. The fillers that are injected to improve the bridge bump lead to a smoothening of the bridge contour and a lessening of the visual appearance of the bridge bump. This successful technique has allowed many bridge bump patients, who may be afraid of cosmetic plastic surgery, to improve their nasal-facial balance and proportion.
During a cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure the bridge bump is reduced and the nasal width, length and other aesthetic proportions are rebalanced to optimize the various facial and nose proportions. Reduction of the nasal bridge bump is a relatively short procedure and is performed under general anesthesia and patients can usually return home the same day. Postoperative care is generally relatively free of significant pain or discomfort and patients wear a cast for approximately one week and can return to work after its removal.
Recurrence of the nose bridge bump is extremely uncommon. Careful management and protection of the nose after your procedure while it’s healing will minimize the risk of any residual or recurrent bump or irregularity on the nasal bridge.
SpaMedica Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre recommends the following procedures to patients: