New bump on my nose 1 month post rhinoplasty: Is this swelling? (Photo)
I had a closed rhinoplasty a month ago to have my nose shaved a little so I can have a nicer profile, the tip reduced, the side walls brought in. My profile now looks hideous, my nose was straight before from the profile view. Now I have a bump, is it possible this is swelling? If so is it possible for it to go down enough for my nose to be straight? ! My next appnt with my surgeon is at the 3 month mark. Please don't just tell me talk to my surgeon about it because I'm obviously going to. Thanks
Doctor Answers (2)
Without knowing what you looked like before or even a week or two after it is difficult to say,. It could be swelling. I know you don't want to hear it, but it IS best to review with your surgeon during an exam. Either way you'll have to wait at this point. Good luck.
Swelling can mask features of the nose on the dorsum for at least 6 months, so 1 month is pretty earlier to be making any decisions about the final result.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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