How to fix a nose bump non-surgically
Dorsal hump, non-surgical rhinoplasty, West Malling, Kent
Did you know that you can achieve your dream nose in just 15 minutes without surgery or downtime? Sounds impossible, but with the power of dermal fillers, we can alter the nose’s appearance, creating a smooth, straight appearance. Often referred to as a ‘non-surgical nose job’, ‘non-surgical rhinoplasty’, or a ‘liquid nose job’, this aesthetic treatment promises to redefine the shape of the nose and make even the most’ hooked’ of noses completely straight. So, if you’re considering the procedure, what should you expect? And is it right for you? Here’s everything you need to know.
What is a dorsal hump?
A dorsal hump is simply a bump on the nose, either due to injury or genetics. From a health perspective, a dorsal hump is entirely harmless, it doesn’t affect your ability to breathe, so there’s no medical reason for treatment. But a pronounced dorsal hump consists mainly of cartilage and can affect your overall profile, affecting confidence and self-esteem.
How does injecting filler change the nose shape?
By carefully injecting dermal filler above and below the bump on the nose, we can modify its shape, making it appear completely straight. We inject a hyaluronic acid filler through a tiny needle into the areas it is needed, almost like we are sculpting. Once done, we mould it a little bit, and you can continue with the rest of your day as usual. The entire non-surgical nose job procedure takes only 10 to 15 minutes, and the results are instantaneous and last for 12-18 months, making it a long-lasting solution without going under the knife.
Filler in this area is most commonly sought to correct a dorsal hump, but we can also utilise it to make the nose look thinner and more refined or to lift the tip of the nose.
Are you a good candidate for dorsal hump correction?
The ideal candidate for this procedure is someone who wants to make slight improvements to their nose. We will use filler to disguise a bump and make it straighter. It’s important to remember that we’re not removing the bump – We’re simply masking it. And if the bump is large, surgery may be a better option.
What about surgery?
Surgical rhinoplasty is another option for correcting a dorsal hump, but it is an invasive surgical procedure. First, you’ll be put to sleep using a general anaesthetic. Then the surgeon will cut open your nose and chisel away at the bone to reduce the hump.
Following the surgery, you’ll require significant downtime and medication to help with the pain, and you’ll likely have bruising, swelling and black eyes while your body heals. The full recovery time is several months, and most people need to take the first two weeks off work.
While surgical rhinoplasty can offer you a permanent solution, it does come with more risks and side effects than non-surgical rhinoplasty.
How safe is non-surgical rhinoplasty?
A non-surgical nose job is a safe and effective treatment for balancing the nose and restoring confidence when it’s carried out by an experienced medical practitioner. But as with all aesthetic procedures, it has its risks, and things can go wrong.
Your practitioner must be skilled at carrying out the actual procedure, carefully injecting the filler into all the right places to achieve a great result. And they need professional training to know what to avoid and how to keep you safe, as well as how to deal with problems if they arise.
Here at Illuminate Skin Clinic, our team are fully trained and highly experienced medical practitioners with years of experience in medical aesthetics. If you’d like to learn more about how this procedure can help you, click here.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.