I agree with the other respondents, that initial trauma to
the nasal bones can lead to bump formation, and that the nose continues to
change as we get older. It’s rather
peculiar, though, that the bump would start to grow recently, so long after the
initial trauma. I think it would be wise
to see a Facial Plastic Surgeon to make a careful assessment of your nose and
ensure that there isn’t a more sinister explanation for this recent and
progressive nasal hump growth. If you
do see someone to have the bump removed, make sure to request that they send
that specimen for pathological assessment.
It’s almost certainly nothing, but never hurts to be extra careful.
Hope that’s helpful.
Take care, and best of luck.
Dear LS1914, A rhinoplasty consultation will help determine what needs to be done to remove your hump and to make sure you have both a functional nose and aesthetically pleasing nose. With the nasal fracture you may need to have a septorhinoplasty done which entails both the function and the cosmetic appearance. A septorhinoplasty is the combination of two procedures the "septo" portion addresses the fracture and the functional aspects of the nose and the "rhinoplasty" portion addresses the aesthetics of the nose.During consultation I use a digital imaging computer which allows me to show my patients their proposed surgical result. The above concerns regarding your hump would be addressed during your consultation and an imaging would be done to allow you to see the proposed results and discuss in length what needs to be done to attain the desired result. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.
You will do well with a simple rhinoplasty ......closed......! Your nose will not continue to grow. Do not worry.
My best, Dr C
If you had the injury at age 12, it has certainly healed quite some time ago. As the nose continues to grow, and as you go through puberty, a bump can certainly form and grow. It will not "grow" any longer barring any additional injury.
I think your hump can be removed with a closed rhinoplasty. The nose may grow until skeletal growth is complete. The healing of a fracture only takes a few weeks.
Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds
of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the
plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a
sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
LS1914, you are 20 years old and any changes to the appearance of your nose will be gradual over the next 30 to 40 years. Is you do not like your bump it is fairly routine to have this fixed. See 2-3 rhinoplasty specialists. Make sure they are experienced and you like their photos. Good luck!!!
Trauma and injury to the nose can cause a bump when the nasal bones become fractured. A callous formation occurs at the junction of the bone and cartilage which creates the hump. Some patients are also born with a dorsal hump. The hump is composed of bone and cartilage and to remove it require shaving down the hump. Osteotomies of the nasal bones and will be required once the hump was removed during the rhinoplasty procedure.
Unless the bump appeared immediately after the injury, it is unlikely to be related to the injury. These changes occur naturally in males between the 12th and 20th years as their nasal configuration changes from child to man. A rhinoplasty would be cosmetic and should correct the shape change.
Thank you for the photo and your story is a common one. The good news is that after a rhinoplasty there should not be any further problems with your nose. It is rare for a hump to return if adequately treated.