Uneven Bridge

What is an uneven bridge?

When most people talk about the ‘bridge’ of the nose, they’re usually referring to the length of the nose if you look at it front-on. In medical terms, that’s actually called the dorsum, with the bridge technically just referring to the bit between your eyes. On this page, I’ll talk about the bridge as it’s come to be used in modern parlance—the length of the nose front-on. But it’s worth being aware of the distinction before you go to consult a practitioner.

That covered, what exactly is an uneven bridge? Well, people tend to like their noses pretty straight and symmetrical when viewed from the front, and running in a straight flat line from between the eyes to the tip when viewed in profile. Truth be told, very few noses naturally fit this aesthetic. However, it’s the standard against which most people will measure their own noses, so they will often see bumps or kinks which throw off the balance or general aesthetic of their nose. These bumps are often imperceptible to others, but can often be a source of concern for the patient. It may be a bump that lends the nose a hooked appearance or a kink on one side that makes the nose look a little zig-zagged—whatever it is, the nose of one of the things we see the most often in the mirror, so it’s somewhere we tend to notice minor imperfections.

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