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Among the most common aesthetic defects, which can become a real source of discomfort for those who have them, is undoubtedly a hump nose, also known as an ‘aquiline nose’.
It is a problem that afflicts men and women equally, and which, as it affects a central organ of the face, is practically impossible to mask and can impair the overall aesthetic of the face.

A hump nose can be caused by genetic factors or be the consequence of trauma that has altered the original shape of the nose.

Whatever the cause, the problem remains and solving it may seem impossible if one does not want to undergo full-blown cosmetic surgery or does not have the financial means to do so.

But is it really the case? Or are there other effective and less invasive solutions to correct a nose with a hump?

In this article, we will look at four solutions, including surgery, for removing a hump from the nose, which differ in the type of treatment, visibility, and the duration of the results they achieve.

In particular, we will look at the following:

    1. How to remove a small hump on the nose with corrective make-up
    2. How to straighten a nose with ‘nasal corrector’
    3. How to remove a nose hump with cosmetic surgery
    4. How to have a hump-free nose with hyaluronic acid

When does a hump form on the nose?

As we said, a nose hump may run in the family or it could be the consequence of trauma.

A blow, for example, can be the cause of a flattening of the front part of the nose that makes the nose appear humped.

A condition, therefore that can occur regardless of age and gender.

It has to be said, however, that with the passage of time, just as one has to contend with facial wrinkles, the nose also suffers the consequences of ageing, although the process is slower because the nose, compared to other tissues, consists of cartilaginous bone structure.

Due to the force of gravity, however, starting generally and gradually from the age of fifty, the nose, and in particular the tip, tends to descend.

Moreover, as the volume of the face gradually empties and it will appear more and more ‘hollowed out’. the nose and hump will appear more prominent.

Can my nose hump disappear?

If, until a few years ago, rhinoplasty, i.e. cosmetic surgery to correct aesthetic defects of the nose, was the only way forward, today there are different solutions available.

It must, however, be made clear that it is crucial to understand whether the problem is only aesthetic or whether it is also related to breathing. In the latter case, the only way is still surgery.

Having said that, it is possible to either correct or completely remove a nose hump, provided that, if the aim is to use more or less invasive treatments, these are only performed by highly specialised professionals.

But this is a rule that applies not only to a hump nose but also to all other imperfections such as, for example, enlarging thin lips or correcting sunken eyes.

How can you straighten a hump nose? 4 solutions

As we have already mentioned, there are several solutions for correcting a nose hump and they differ in terms of the level of invasiveness, type, and the duration of the results they achieve.

Let’s look at the main ones in detail.

1. How to remove a small hump on the nose with corrective make-up

If it is a question of correcting a small hump on the nose, make-up can help.

Thanks to so-called nose contouring, a technique based on the effects of light and shadow, it is indeed possible to ‘mask’ any nose defect.

In the case of a nose with a hump, applying a bronzer on the hump area and a highlighter on the highest part, towards the eyebrow space, can visually minimise the defect.

The advantages of corrective make-up? It is an absolutely non-invasive, do-it-yourself remedy.

But the disadvantages are numerous:

  • The results are immediately visible but absolutely temporary and do not solve the problem
  • You have to be skilled at applying make-up so as not to make things worse
  • The operation has to be repeated every day meaning make-up is required even when going to the beach or the gym

2. How to straighten a nose with the ‘nasal corrector’

The nasal corrector is basically a small brace consisting of two plastic sticks and silicone pads that, in some types, can also be adjusted to fit your nose.

The mechanism is very simple: applying it to the nose presses on the cartilage, which is a tissue that can be forced to change shape, unlike bone.

The action of pressure exerted over time could help to reshape the nose and correct the hump. “It ‘could’ because there are differing opinions on the matter.

In any case, since it is an absolutely non-invasive, inexpensive and contraindication-free method, one could always try it, bearing in mind that one will have to wear it every day for at least ten minutes and for a prolonged period of time to perhaps obtain visible results.

3. How to remove a nose hump with cosmetic surgery

As already mentioned, cosmetic surgery to correct a nose with a hump is known as rhinoplasty.

As it is real surgery, it is performed under general anaesthesia and, although in rare cases, may involve risks.

What are the advantages of rhinoplasty? The results are permanent and can solve breathing problems as well as aesthetic ones.

Since this is a fully-fledged operation, however, it is more crucial than ever to seek the advice of a doctor specialised in aesthetic medicine, as incorrectly performed rhinoplasty can not only cause irreparable aesthetic disasters, but also cause functional damage such as, for example, triggering or accentuating breathing problems.

4. How to have a hump-free nose with hyaluronic acid

Among the countless fields of application for hyaluronic acid in aesthetic medicine, perhaps not everyone knows that it can also be usefully used to correct a hump nose.

Rhinofiller is the name used to define hyaluronic acid (HA) nose filler.

The characteristics and properties of hyaluronic acid make this molecule, naturally present in our body and, in particular, in connective tissues including the dermis, capable of removing a nose hump in a far less invasive way than rhinoplasty, for immediately visible, natural and lasting results.

In fact, the best hyaluronic acid fillers last for about a year.

Hyaluronic acid, in the form of a gel obtained from bacterial fermentation, is injected, by a specialised doctor only, using very fine needles in an almost completely painless manner.

The effect of hyaluronic acid nose fillers is to fill and reshape where needed in order to eliminate the hump but also, for example, to lift the tip of the nose.

What are the advantages of hyaluronic acid fillers for the nose?

  1. The procedure is non-invasive and an outpatient session is sufficient.
  2. There is no post-treatment course: it is sufficient, to allow the gel to stabilise, to take a few simple precautions such as not wearing glasses and avoiding exposure to the sun for about a week, suspending sporting activity for just a few days and not exposing oneself to heat sources such as hot showers and saunas.
  3. There are no risks of side effects.
  4. The effect is immediate and extremely natural: HA allows the nose hump of the nose to be corrected without distorting the person’s physical appearance.
  5. Hyaluronic acid is completely reabsorbable by the body, which means that if for some reason you are not fully satisfied, the result is not definitive and can be restored at a later date.
  6. The cost of a rhinofiller treatment is significantly lower than that of rhinoplasty.

It is important to remember that fillers for the nose can only and exclusively be used for aesthetic correction and not also functional correction (such as a deviated septum).

What is the disadvantage of using hyaluronic acid for the nose?

The effects of hyaluronic acid injections are not eternal. As we have already mentioned, however, this could also be an advantage, since it allows a result that is not entirely satisfactory to be easily corrected.

How do you get the hump out of your nose?

We have seen how a humped nose is a widespread blemish that afflicts men and women alike.

There are several solutions to correct the hump: from those with less visible, momentary results to those with immediate and definitive effects.

Certainly the treatment that represents the most balanced compromise between effect and duration is the use of hyaluronic acid fillers for the nose, as they are non-invasive and because they use a molecule that is already present in the body which,  precisely for this reason, makes them harmless and well-tolerated.

The most important thing, as we have repeatedly said, is to turn to specialised doctors and make sure that only the best hyaluronic acid is used to be certain of obtaining the desired result and in complete safety for one’s health.

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