Dear Doctors, I had a (closed) rhinoplasty 3 months ago, on 8th of September. The healings process was really good, and I was really satisfied with the results of my surgery. The problem is that 1 week ago I discovered I have a small bump on my nose, its not really firm as I can press it and then it looks better. I am really concerned, I heard it might dissolve with time or it can be a bone issue, which leads to revision. Can massage help? Is it permanent? I am really scared. Best regards
Nose Bump 3 Months After (Closed) Rhinoplasty? (photo)
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Nose Bump 3 Months After (Closed) Rhinoplasty?
I see the slight irregularity in the dorsum. Best to be seen by your surgeon ASAP. Very hard to diagnose over the internet but might just be swelling. Happy New Year.
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Small Bump 3 months out from Rhinoplasty
If the bump just appeared it is unlikely to be the result of inadequate resection of the hump. It may just be swelling. Wait at least a year to determine if correction is necessary. You do not want to overresect the dorsum.
Bump on nose three months after rhinoplasty
Frist, cool out. Don't obsess and remember , you will not see the ultimate result for another three to six months. It may resolve, and then you have fretted for nothing. It may be a slight boney issue which is easily correctable with a MINOR procedure. CHILL
Talmage Raine MD FACS
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