I'm nearly 5 weeks post op from a closed Rhinoplasty (male, 21), I know that I'm still very early in the healing process but I've noticed a slight bump on the bridge, could this be swelling? I had osteotomies, bridge rasped down, tip raised, depressor septi muscle cut and something cut inside my nostril. I can't see my surgeon until another 2 weeks time, I was just wondering if this is common 5 weeks after Rhinoplasty? thanks in advance
Nearly 5 weeks post op and I have a slight bump on the bridge, is this common? (photo)
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Nearly 5 weeks post op and I have a slight bump on the bridge, is this common?
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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