About five years ago I suffered a non displaced nasal fracture in the lower third of the nasal bone. Last year I became almost obsessed with the cosmetic affect of my injury. Anyhow, I continually pushed my nasal bone thinking that i could move the bone, and now there seems to be a lump, or spur, on my nose. Is this just swelling? Or could I have moved bone, in which surgery is the only possibility to correct the cosmetic issue??
Can an Old Nasal Fracture Be Rebroken by Pressure? How Can I Fix This Lump?
Doctor Answers (3)
Once the nasal bone, or infact any bone, has healed it is impossible to move it without surgery.
Hard to assess what the lump is without a photo, but whatever it is at 5 years it is not going away without surgery.
I hope this helps.
Surgery following healed nasal fracture.
Following a nasal fracture, the bones are fairly well healed by 8 to 12 weeks. Any movement of the nasal bones would be impossible without re-fracturing them. In fact, by 3 to 4 weeks it is difficult to move the nasal bones without substantial force. Any reshaping of the nose at this point will require surgical correction.