Hump in my nose 4 months after second rhinoplasty with cartilage transplant. Will it go down? (Photos)
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I agree with my colleagues below, it sounds as though this was a complicated case and you can expect the swelling to last for up to a year.
It would be a good idea to set up a consult with your surgeon just to have him check the progress.
Supratip hump after rhinoplasty
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The hump above your tip may be swelling only 4 months following Revision Rhinoplasty.
Based on your description of your initial result, you appear to have a nice nose after reconstruction with cartilage grafting. You should discuss your concerns with your surgeon, and ask if you might benefit from a dilute triamcinolone acetonide (steroid) injection to the area of fullness.
Keep us posted on your progress.
Fullness in the nose
Hump in my nose 4 months after second rhinoplasty with cartilage transplant. Will it go down?
If there is any concern, your should return to your surgeon for an assessment.
The nose can be swollen for up to a year or more. Swelling will depend upon the nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness of skin, open vs closed, revision vs primary, etc.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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