Hello, I had open rhinoplasty 14 days ago to narrow the bridge, the bridge appears narrower but either side of the bridge on my facial area under my eyes where the incisions were made is now a hard lump area that feels like bone. These were not there before the op?could this be swelling or will the surgeon have moved bone or cartlidge from the bridge to this area?thankyou!
Hard Lumps Either Side of Nose Bridge
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Lump at nose-cheek junction
Lumps Following Rhinoplasty
What you describe can certainly be within the normal range of healing. Osteotomies are often performed to narrow the bridge during rhinoplasty. This involves a very careful cutting of the nasal bone that tracks along the area you are describing. In the short term, you can see and feel some excess prominence in this region. In all likelihood this will resolve with time and further healing. Make sure to ask this same question of your rhinoplasty surgeon and get their specific feedback. Good luck.
Hard Lumps on Either Side of Nasal Dorsum (Bridge) After Rhinoplasty
The area that you are describing is where the osteotomies are made during rhinoplasty (the cuts in the bone that narrow the upper 1/3). They should resolve with time. Discuss your concerns with your rhinoplasty surgeon. Hope that you love your new nose. Be well.
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AT 2 weeks, there are numerous changes related to the surgical intervention that will likely resolve. Please discuss your concerns with your surgeon who is best equipped to answer your questions with the knowledge of the techniques used.
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