While many say that a prominent or imperfect nose adds character to a face, for some people it can be a source of distress and low self-confidence.
A crooked nose is generally the result of genetics – as with other facial characteristics such as eye colour and mouth shape – the shape and size of your nose will likely be a feature inherited from one of your parents. A bump on the bridge of the nose is also usually an inherited feature; the “bump” is caused by an overgrowth of bone and/or cartilage in the nose.
A bump on the nose or crooked nose can occasionally be the result of trauma or injury, for example being hit in the face during a sports game. An injury such as this can impact the underlying structure of the nose, causing the bone to thicken and therefore create a “bump”, or for the shape of the nose to change entirely.
When the septum – the structure that runs through the middle of the nasal cavity which is made up of bone and cartilage – is misaligned, this is known as a deviated septum. A deviated septum can make the nose look crooked, but can also make breathing difficult. The most common solution for a deviated septum is surgery.
Crooked Nose/Bump on the Nose Treatment
The shape of the nose can be corrected using dermal filler. This is injected in very small amounts, in precise locations on the nose. The results are visible immediately and can last between 6 and 12 months.