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?
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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.
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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.