Hi everyone, I had primary rhino/septoplasty done almost one year ago. I have noticed recently now ( past 2 months) that " most" all the swelling is gone ( except in the morning, that in my nasal tip it is still firm. And if I palpitate it, I can fell a small firm "point" in the very front of my tip. I cannot really see it, unless I smile and then i can see the color change where it is, my skin goes a little white there. So will this resolve? Is it typical? Thanks for feedbacK!
A Firm Point in the Nasal Tip, Is It Permanent?
Doctor Answers (6)
Post rhinoplasty tip firmness
Recovery after rhinoplasty: What to expect after rhinoplasty surgery
The changes you are experiencing after rhinoplasty are not uncommon and represent the normal changes post surgery. I would recommend massage and observation in the initial period before any type of surgical revision.
Firm Point in Nasal Tip Post Rhinoplasty
The "white" spot may be secondary to compromised skin circulation caused by pressure from a sharp edge in the underlying tip cartilage. It is not an emergency because the problem is not seen under normal circumstances, but I would discuss this with your surgeon. A minor revision should be considered to avoid a permanent change in the skin after years of pressure.
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You may be feeling an edge of tip cartilage. An in person exam would give more information. A visit with your surgeon would be the best next step to get it checked out.
Firm point in the tip after rhinoplasty
There may be an imperfection in the tip cartilage which you can feel, and if you can't see it, there may not be a problem. Have you surgeon take a look.
Best of luck, Peter Johnson, MD.
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