It's been 3 months since I broke my nose and I have a bump. What treatment would you recommend?
Hump reduction is a fairly standard rhinoplasty request.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA................
Rhinoplasty for big and broken nose with nasal bump
Trauma to the nose can result in a nasal fracture which can cause a callus formation across the top of the bridge line and accentuates the pre-existing hump. The dorsal hump is composed of both bone and cartilage and must be shaved down during the rhinoplasty procedure to remove it. Osteotomies of the nasal bones are then required to close an open roof deformity created from the hump removal. The osteotomies will also narrow and straighten the nasal bones. For many examples of broken nose repair and hump removal in our practice, please see the link below
Your nasal deformity can be addressed with a formal rhinoplasty. I suggest making a consultation with a plastic surgeon to further discuss and make sure you and your plastic surgeon understand your goals and expectations. Good luck
Nasal bump following trauma
If the bump on your nose is bone then it can be rasped down. If it is part cartilage and bone then a more extensive rhinoplasty will be necessary. Next step is to be examined by a plastic surgeon to determine the extent of the procedure necessary to correct your problem.