Is it possible to remove a nose bump without breaking it?

I’ve reviewed plenty of pictures online of others suffering from the same issue, and based on my research I would consider myself to have a pretty big nose bump. I read that small nose bumps can be filed down without breaking the nose entirely. So in my situation, are there any other alternatives?

IceFaith

F, 31, Texas

Based on your one photo, you have a rather large nose bump and if you wish to have a straight nose, then it would require breaking the bones and re-positioning them.  Yes, on occasion, a small bump can be shaved down -- but unfortunately, I doubt if that would be true in your case.  The best answer for you would be to seek a consultation with a plastic surgeon for a hand's on exam and discussion.

Good luck!

Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS

New York City

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