Question : I have a large hump on my nose. I read somewhere that it is made of bone and cartilage. So now I am worried that if you remove the bone and take off too large a piece, how will you fix it? I always thought that the bump was just cartilage. I didn’t worry about this problem before.
Answer : Bumps on your nose quite often are a combination of bone and cartilage. This varies to some degree. Some humps of the nose are mainly cartilaginous. After removing the cartilage and the bone, the tissues in the nose may need to be supported and different grafting techniques and suture techniques are used to position them precisely to make sure that no long-term problems occur such as difficulty in breathing. Once the hump is removed, the tissues are then repositioned and different maneuvers are used to make sure that the structure of the nose is very stable.