I would like to remove a bump that is high up on my nose.

Question:

I would like to remove a bump that is high up on my nose. If this is made of bone, which I think it is, can it be removed with rhinoplasty?

Answer:

The short answer is ‘yes’. The profile or bump on a nose is comprised of bony tissue as well as cartilaginous tissue as you move down the nose. A desirable profile in our opinion is one that is a strong straight profile. Many years ago surgeons would tend to overdo this a bit leaving the profile slightly concave, which in our opinion is not the natural look. To assist in determining patients’ expectations we use computerized imaging which is software to help give patients an idea and visualize on the computer what the profile would like by taking the bump down. This has been very helpful as a communication tool between the doctor and the patient. Posted by Dr. Williams