One side of my nose (where it connects with my cheeks) has a bump in it. Is there anything I can do about it?

I have quite a large nose, but I think it suits my face. The problem is the profile on one side looks a lot bigger than the other; and when I run my fingers down the sides of the nose (the bit that connects with my cheeks), the side that appears larger is slightly convex. I know I have a deviated septum, and a history of sinus problems, but the local specialists don't think it's anything to do with that. Is there anything I can do to rectify the problem? Many thanks.

Doctor Answers 2

Bump on the side of the nose

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It is difficult to be specific without seeing you but the bump you describe may be part of the twisting/asymmetry and could be corrected with a septorhinoplasty. I would advise you to see an experienced rhinoplasty specialist in your area for a full assessment so that you can make an informed decision as to the best course of action to you. 

Best of luck.

Bump on one side of nose

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Thank you for the question. Without seeing your photograph it is difficult to give an accurate opinion but nasal asymmetry with a bent septum is common.  It is not unusual for a twist to the nose to present as a convexity on one side of the nose and a concavity on the other.  On the other hand it maybe a totally separate lump that you are describing. You will need to see an experienced specialist in septorhinoplasty to give you a proper clinically-based opinion.

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