Rhinoplasty Minimizes Nasal Bumps

By Dr. William Cohen on May 02, 2017

Woman with a smooth nasal bridgeThe nose sits front and center on the face, but most people don’t want it to be the most noticeable facial feature. Unfortunately, imperfections such as nasal bumps tend to draw a lot of attention and detract from other facial features. Dr. William C. Cohen offers rhinoplasty to enhance the appearance of the nose by altering its size or shape.

When nasal bumps are present, Dr. Cohen can smooth the bridge of the nose and minimize the appearance of bumps. A well-shaped nose that is proportionate in size complements other facial features without drawing attention away from a person’s natural beauty.

Patients who would like to learn more about rhinoplasty for nasal bumps at our Orange County, CA plastic surgery practice should contact us at their earliest convenience.

Candidates for Rhinoplasty for Nasal Bumps

When performing rhinoplasty, it is important that the patient’s nose is fully grown and developed. This is especially important when removing nasal bumps. If the nose is still growing, the shape of the nose may change, making nasal bumps more or less prominent. Any nasal growth after treatment would alter the effects of rhinoplasty surgery. For this reason, in addition to the usual health requirements for plastic surgery, a patient who wants to undergo rhinoplasty must also have a fully developed nose. Patients usually reach this stage of maturity around the age of 15 or 16.

How Much of a Bump Can Be Removed?

Each patient comes to Dr. Cohen with different needs. While one patient may have a very prominent bump along the bridge of the nose, another may only have a small hump. Each patient also has his or her own unique preference for the appearance of the nose after surgery. Some patients wish to have bumps removed altogether, while others simply wish for a less prominent projection.

It is important to be very clear with Dr. Cohen when expressing your desires for the outcome of surgery. Dr. Cohen will listen to each patient’s aesthetic goals, create a treatment plan, and present a digital simulation to give patients an idea of what their nose will look like after surgery. This process helps ensure that each of our patients is completely satisfied with the results of their rhinoplasty procedure.

Patients should understand that there may be some limitations to how much of a nasal bump can be removed. While it is possible to create a smooth bridge in most cases, the skin may limit the degree of correction that can be achieved. The nasal skin will be redraped over the nose once it is reshaped, and it is important that this skin adhere to the new nasal contours. This is usually not a problem, but if a nasal bump is particularly large or the nasal skin is excessively thick, Dr. Cohen may have to leave some degree of a bump to avoid complications with skin draping. Even in cases such as these, the size and shape of the nose and bridge can be significantly improved during rhinoplasty.

Schedule an Appointment

Rhinoplasty surgery addresses imperfections in the size and shape of the nose to improve its appearance and enhance the proportions of the face. If you have questions about the rhinoplasty procedure or would like to know if you are an ideal candidate for this cosmetic treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. William C. Cohen at your earliest convenience.

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