A misshapen nose is described in many ways and is a common complaint for those who experience this condition.
Often referred to as a bump on the nose, dorsal hump or crooked nose, a misshapen nose can be either determined at birth due to genetics, or as a result of injury or trauma.
In the instance when genetics is the cause, we will often notice that this inherited feature will become more pronounced and apparent as we develop into adulthood. Different cultures and ethnicities may also be more inclined to develop a large, hooked or roman nose.
When a misshapen nose occurs due to the result of injury, it is usually because the injury or impact to the nose has created a formation of calcium deposits that cause a bump to appear on the surface of the nose. As well as this being aesthetically unappealing, injury to the nose can cause difficulties with eating, breathing and sleeping where snoring is an additional symptom.
The nose, along with the eyes and mouth in particular, are distinguishable focal points to the face. With the nose being the most central point, a misshapen or crooked nose can sometimes feel like it may bring a level of unbalance to the face especially when disproportionately large in comparison to the surrounding features.
This may then mean that you could feel self conscious or embarrassed by its appearance.
In the last few years, thankfully, surgery is no longer the only option to combat this condition. Many non-invasive techniques, for example the non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose job), have been developed using the precise application of dermal fillers to help balance out the appearance of a misshapen nose which can instantly improve its appearance by evening out the structure of the nose, and thus creating an overall more pleasing aesthetic.