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Closed Rhinoplasty - Hard Bump at the bottom of the eye where it meets the nose? (photos)

Had closed Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty 2 months ago. The doctor did a tip graft and cephalic trim for my bulbous tip. No breaking bones, rasping etc. I noticed a bump near my right eye after removing stitches, it is more like a HARD rectangular rod from the eye to the middle of the inside nose, does not hurt. He asked to massage it and it could be blot clot. However I do not see any improvement now after 2 months. I think my doctor is pretty good, but I would very much like a second opinion.

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Most likely result of an osteotomy

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I would make sure your doctor did not perform osteotomies at the time of surgery, this seems to be the most likely explanation. Its a weird location for anything else to account for the lump, especially if it is hard. This can be corrected with a repeat oseotomy perhaps.


Richmond Plastic Surgeon
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Bump Near the Eye After Closed Rhinoplasty

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It certainly looks like an abnormal contour from a lateral osteotomy. However, you say there was no breaking of the bone. So it is very perplexing. You would have to rely on your surgeon to get to the bottom of this.

John M. Hilinski, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bump after rhinoplasty

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The bump you describe is often where the bones are cut. Check again with your surgeon whether or not this was done. 

Ronald Schuster, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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