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Bump on the Nose Without Breaking It?

I had a nose injury 3 weeks ago, it didn't bleed or hurted too much - only for few seconds. I went to an ENT who told me it isn't broken, only swollen from the inside and on the bridge and a bit inflammed. Each week it looks a bit better and easier to breath but I still wonder - will my nose get back 100% to shape? How do I know if the bump is an only uneven swelling or bone? Also, the bump is much more prominent on one side. Thank you already

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Bump on the Nose Without Breaking It?

The swelling may take several weeks to months to completely resolve.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

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Bump on the Nose without a Break

Only time will tell if your nose will look like it did before the bump.  If you are unhappy with it, consider discussing Rhinoplasty with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.  You may need a minor Rhinoplasty to shave the bone, but that can only be determined with an exam.  Best wishes!

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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