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Rhinoplasty

Nose bump

annajones tirane - Albania
2 months ago

I had a rhinoplasty 12 weeks ago and I had a bump removed from the bridge of my nose. When i took my cast off my nose looked ok, but when the swelling started to go down I started noticing a small bump at the same area. I consulted with my doctor and he said it was because of swelling and it would go down, but it’s getting more visible day by day. Is it possible that this “bony” bump will go down?


Steven Wallach, MD New York, NY
2 months ago
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I’m sorry. At this point you have to let things heal and settle down. If the bump is still present at a year then perhaps a revision might be necessary.

Nelson Castillo, MD Atlanta, GA
2 months ago

Thank you for sharing your question. Unfortunately without being able to see or feel your tissues it is difficult to offer definite advice. A continued bony bump will not resolve on its own but if it is swelling or scar tissue formation then it likely will. Keep close follow up with your surgeon to ensure your results as what you expected.

Tania Medina, MD Arroyo Hondo, Santo Domingo, BR - Dominican Republic
2 months ago
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Hello dear, you have to wait a little bit more until you healed to see final results, and also is really important to have a closed communication with your surgeon to ask him any concerns. have a great day

Paul Parker, MD Paramus, NJ
one month ago
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Scar tissue can build up in the area from which the bump is removed. Massaging the area with your fingers can sometimes help this settle down. If not, rasping of the scar tissue can be performed which should correct the problem. Discuss these options with your surgeon.

Jeremy White, MD Miami, FL
one month ago

Swelling can be frustrating during the postoperative course after rhinoplasty, both for the surgeon and patient. We all want to see results right away. The best thing in your situation is to give more time for healing to see what resolves and what part of that bump remains. It usually takes about a year for you to see your final results and you may still see changes occur even after that!

It takes 6 months to a year for the swelling to go down on a rhinoplasty. Give yourself a little more time.




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