Fibrous Papule Removal

Our beautiful patient wanted to have the unsightly papule on his nose removed. This bump is called a Fibrous Papule. It occurs in adults and is characterized by a dome-shaped, sessile, skin-colored, white, or reddish papule 3 to 6mm in diameter on or near the nose.

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What is a Fibrous Papule?

A small nose bump, also known as a dorsal hump, is a common cosmetic concern that can cause self-consciousness and affect facial aesthetics. While it is natural to have a slight bump on the bridge of your nose, an overly prominent or noticeable bump can be bothersome. Fortunately, there are various treatment options available to remove or reshape a small nose bump, allowing you to achieve a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing nose.

Additional Options

One of the most popular methods for removing a small nose bump is rhinoplasty, a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the nasal bones and cartilage. During rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes an incision at the base of the nose and carefully removes or repositions the excess cartilage or bone, creating a more streamlined appearance. Rhinoplasty is a relatively complex procedure that requires specialized training, so it is crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in nasal surgery.

For individuals who prefer a less invasive approach, dermal fillers can be used to temporarily camouflage a small nose bump. Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected strategically into the bridge of the nose, filling in the depression and creating a more even nasal profile. The results of dermal fillers are not permanent and typically last for up to 12 months, requiring repeat treatments to maintain the desired effect. While dermal fillers offer a non-surgical alternative, they may not be suitable for everyone, and it is essential to consult with a qualified injector to determine if it is an appropriate option for you.

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