1 month post op of Rhinoplasty, the hump in my nose got even bigger then before. Is this normal? (photos)
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Hump Made Worse After Rhinoplasty
Although it is true that 'swelling takes a year' to subside, not everything takes a year to assess. As you noted, the 'bump' has gotten worse as time has gone on and swelling has decreased, therefore swelling was actually camouflaging the problem.
The perspective you are looking at is not really your profile, and therefore this is not really a bump. It is an oblique or 3/4 view, and it gives us very different information about the contour of the nose than a true lateral or profile view.
When a bump is reduced during a rhinoplasty, the cartilage part of the bridge can sometime collapse toward the midline, leaving a 'step off' or depression that looks like a bump in this view. The swelling partially camouflaged this, and as time goes on this discrepancy will not likely improve. This is the most common area where irregularities can occur after rhinoplasty.
If after a year this is still an issue, you may benefit from a revision surgery. However, much earlier, perhaps in another month or so, your surgeon may elect to inject a filling agent like hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane, etc.) to improve this contour irregularity immediately. This is a temporary fix, but may make you pleased in the meantime while your nose has a chance to fully heal.
Best of luck!
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