Bulbous Nose & Nasal Congestion? (photo)

Hi I think it started arnd 10yrs ago when i was arnd 18@19yrs old. It was pimple that started to coming out. But then, the bum never subsided and I think it's getting bigger and i feel like a piece of meat been stick to my nose. Second, I can't remember when this started, but I have this nasal congestion since forever, my left nostril. Sometimes, when I pinch/pull up my nose at the tip, I can breath using both nostrils.... What am I having and how to treat this?

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From your posted photos and description it sounds like you have insufficient structural support to keep the nasal airway open while breathing. You will need rhinoplasty with placement of cartilage grafts to correct this and provide the necessary structural support.

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Bulbous Nose & Nasal Congestion

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Based on your photos and description it appears that you have very thick skin and poor structural support of your nose.  Rhinoplasty with cartilage grafting can help.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 231 reviews

Bulbous Nose and Nasal Congestion

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You are describing two separate problems. See your Dermatologist about the eruption of the nasal skin. A consult with an ENT, facial plastic surgeon, or plastic surgeon who will  examine your nasal airway is necessary to diagnose the cause of your nasal congestion.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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