I had a revision rhinoplasty in the beg of april. I had my bridge shaved down a bit and some of my tip reduced. My nose still looks humpy? I am worried, as I do not see any difference from the before I had surgery with the hump. Is this still swelling or should this be already gone? I can still feel some fluid on the bridge and the doctor told me to push down a couple times a day to help with swelling but, I am seeing no difference! This is very upsetting to me that I am seeing this like before.
Almost 3 Months Post Op and Nose Still Has Bump on Bridge? Worried
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Bump remains 3 months after Rhinoplasty
I have perormed Rhinoplasty for over 20 years and it could be either issue. Either there's some residual swelling that's causing the illusion of the bump...or there's still a bump there. IMHO, this is how to tell the difference.
Gently press the skin down, over the bump on the nose, and if:
- The bump goes down or away with gentle sustained pressure after a minute or so, the bump is residual swelling.
- If however, the bump doesn't go away completely, or not at all....IMHO, the bump is truly still there.
Hope this helps and good luck.
Web reference: http://www.drfpalmer.com
Hump after Rhinoplasty
Although it is difficult to tell from one picture, it does appear that you may have a persistent hump despite your rhinoplasty. At this stage it is possible that it may be from swelling, but based on your picture, I would be surprised if this was all do to swelling. Be patient for another 3 months. If by that time it has not resolved I would definitely recommend a frank discussion with your surgeon about this. It can take up to 12 months for all swelling to resolve after a rhinoplasty, but by six months enough of the swelling should be resolved to get a reasonable idea about where your nose will ultimately end up. If your surgeon is not responsive, then I would recommend getting other opinions with experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeons. Make sure they perform at least 100 rhinoplasty procedures per year. Good luck.
Persistent Bump 3 Months after Revision Rhinoplasty
This bump may still resolve over the next 3-6 months. It is difficult to make recommendations on the basis of one picture, but if you'er not ultimately satisfied consider placement of a small radix graft (at the top of your bridge) instead of lowering the dorsum. Hopefully, a revision will not be necessary.
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Revisiopn Rhinoplasty and persistent swelling
Three months after a revising rhinoplasty persistent swelling can still be present. Sometimes an injection of a dilute concentration of a steroid (triamcinolone acetonide) into the swollen area can speed up resolution of the swelling. Keep in close contact with your surgeon and try to be patient.
3 months post-op
Although three months post surgery is still very early for you to judge the results of your surgery - at least part of the bump will likely persist at 1 year. Hang in there and follow up with your surgeon.
Web reference: http://www.seattlerhinoplasty.com/html/index.php
Swelling after secondary rhinoplasty will last longer than usual. Discuss with your doctor the possibility of using the external nasal splint , or taping the dorsum. That may help with the swelling. Be patient 6-12 months for the final results.
Swelling after rhinoplasty
swelling of the nose(especially if an open technique was used) can last easily 6 months. Wait 3 more months before making a final determination.
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