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Lump on right side of nose near eye (where break was done) still protruding 3 weeks post op. Also, developing a little wrinkle

  • Sashalost
  • 11 months ago

Hi, I fractured my nose and deviated my septum for which I underwent open nasal reduction septal repair.  My nose was crooked and I couldn't breathe.  Anyhow, I underwent surgery and even while cast was on I noticed lump on right side (this is the fracture line).  It is three weeks and it doesn't look any different.  Is this swelling, or is there a new deformity? Anyone else suffer these problems?

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Hi there,

It's been a couple more weeks now, has the lump subsided at all?

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No. In fact, it is becoming worse. It appears there is skin trapped between the bones which is causing wrinkle and now an unsightly skin protrusion when smiling. There is also a dent on the side of my nose. My bridge also looks wider. This has been a very challenging experience. I'm nearly certain I will have to undergo a revision. At this point I have no choice but to have it fixed, but I can say that had I known the extent of the potential complications if not carried out properly I would have avoided surgery and lived with my slightly deviated nose, which was far better than what I have now. Thanks
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I'm sorry to hear that! Have you checked out the revision rhinoplasty community? You might be able to get some support/info there. Please keep us updated!

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