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Crooked Nose and Side Bump 1 Month Post Rhinoplasty? (photo)

I had a septoplasty/rhinoplasty to fix a deviated septum & a bump in my nose. I'm now 6 weeks post rhinoplasty & I have a crooked nose from the front, & a bump in my profile that feels hard. My doctor noticed these problems at my 4 week follow up & said that it was just swelling & it should go away…I'm extremely upset & I don't believe it. Everyone I see looks great post rhinoplasty, & I have a crooked nose & a bump. Is this swelling or should I get revision rhinoplasty from another doctor?

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Crooked Nose and Side Bump 1 Month Post Rhinoplasty?

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Though the posted photos are out of focus I see the issues. Wait 4 months than consider a revision.//


Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Results post rhinoplasty

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Unfortunately, you will have to wait a bit to answer this question. Your surgeon is correct is saying that swelling may take a while to subside up to 6 months or even longer. Therefore you wont be able to evaluate your results until that time has elapsed. You can see a surgeon for a second consult, but typically they will not do any revision until at least 6 months after you first operation.

Marcelo Ghersi, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Six weeks after rhinoplasty is too early to determine final results

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Hello,

Thank you for the question and the photos.  Although you may choose to undergo a revision rhinoplasty you should wait to make this decision at a time when all of the healing has occurred and your final result is more stable.  This would generally be closer to the 6 month range.

All the best,

Dr. Remus Repta

Remus Repta, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Crooked Nose and Side Bump 1 Month Post Rhinoplasty?

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This early after rhinoplasty, it is premature to be concerned about the final result.   The swelling is going to be very prominent at this early stage.  I would follow with your surgeon.   This may take the full year or more to resolve.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Contour irregularities as well as a crooked nose very possible due to swelling after a rhinoplasty.

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I agree with your surgeon. Many rhinoplasty patients have unwanted contour irregularities that improve with time. The patient and continue to follow up with your surgeon.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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