Bump on Nose Treatment



The nose is the central feature of the face and a bump on the nose, or dorsal hump, can often affect self-esteem, particularly when seen in profile. Typically, your nose shape and size are determined by genetics, but occasionally an injury can affect the nose’s external appearance.

A rhinoplasty or surgical nose job is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure to reshape the nose, but many men and women wish to investigate subtle tweaks to the nose to improve appearance without the risks of a general anaesthetic, considerable downtime and also the chance of an unsatisfactory but permanent result.


Is it possible to treat a bump on the nose without surgery?

Temporary hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be used to smooth out the appearance of a nose bump, creating a straight line to the nose bridge.

As well as camouflaging a bump on the nose, dermal fillers can build up a flat bridge as well as address asymmetries. They can also be used to reshape the tip of the nose. By altering the dimensions and definition of the nose, it is possible to make it appear slimmer, straighter and more lifted.

However, it is important to realise that there are some limitations to the non-surgical approach. It cannot make a larger nose smaller or correct deviations in the cartilage that can affect the nose’s functionality.

During your consultation, Dr Claudia will carefully assess the nose and advise you whether non-surgical nose correction will deliver the results you’re hoping for. Some patients may require surgical intervention.

It is possible to address the following concerns:

  • A bump in the nose can be hidden by adding volume to the rest of the bridge
  • A slightly crooked nose can be camouflaged
  • A too small nose can be built up
  • A too flat bridge can also be built up
  • Mild to moderate drooping of the nasal tip can be addressed with volume added
  • More height and definition can be added to the nose tip

Tiny needles are used to inject small droplets of the filler along the length of the bridge, which is then moulded to create the desired shape. One session is required although it is safe to make mild corrections at further appointments. Results are typically long-lasting, and patients can enjoy them for 12 to 18 months before requiring a maintenance treatment.

There is no downtime although you’ll be advised not to wear glasses and avoid touching the nose for a short time afterwards. There may be a small amount of swelling that will resolve quite quickly.

A non-surgical nose job is often seen as safe in comparison to a surgical rhinoplasty, but this does not mean it is without risk and it is vital that you choose a highly experienced and appropriated qualified medical professional to carry out your non-surgical nose job. The nose has a complex anatomy and is packed with blood vessels so is high risk for vascular blockage, a potential dermal filler complication that can have serious consequences.


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Dr Claudia Petillon


Dr Claudia Petillon

There is increasing pressure on us these days to appear ‘ageless’ and conform to celebrity ideals and this in turn can lead to confidence issues which I all too often see as a doctor.

I truly believe in a ‘less is more’ philosophy and want to work with my clients to achieve a more youthful version of themselves whilst retaining their full range of expression and not giving them a mask like look. I want your friends to comment on how well you are looking but not be able to tell that you have had a cosmetic treatment (that’s a secret that you can choose to keep to yourself)!

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