Will My Dorsal Hump on my Nose Even Out?

Hi i am 16 years old and over the last 2 years i have noticed my nose form a dorsal hump. Will my nose eventually evan out?

Doctor Answers 3

A bump on the nose after the age of 16.

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Sight unseen it's a little difficult to guide you, but the nose does indeed change at puberty.  In fact noses continue to enlarge throughout life.


A bump on the nose at the age of 16 is likely a normal part of the growing process. If it is something that bothers you you may wish to discuss with your parents seeing a  plastic surgeon when puberty concludes.


Best wishes.


Dorsal hump and age

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i cant speak specifically to you without photos and/or an exam.  but scientifically and generally speaking, it is unlikely that a dorsal hump will spontaneously resolve.

Resolution of Dorsal Nasal Hump

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The hump has developed as you progressed through puberty; it is very unlikely that it will spontaneously resolve. A rhinoplasty procedure will probably be necessary. Consult with an experienced rhinoplasty specialist.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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