i had a combo septoplasty / open rhinoplasty 5 weeks ago. hump was worked on, but is still obvious. hump feels bone hard. -any chance it will diminish? -is this only possible at the expense of a wider pyramid & therefore nasal cross-section? -nostrils were also reduced & are now visibly of different size. is there any remedy? thank you
Post Rhinoplasty Questions - What Can I Do?
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Post rhinoplasty question
It takes many many months for all the swelling to resolve after a rhinoplasty, so bumps, lumps and asymmetries that are there several weeks after surgery may disappear after several months, so waiting and having regular follow ups with your surgeon may be best at this time.
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5 Weeks Into Recovery
Not Satisfied with Rhinoplasty
It is impossibe to determine the final result 5 weeks after rhinoplasty. Wait at least 6-9 months. However, I do share your concerns. Discuss this with your surgeon.
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Hump 5 weeks out
At 5 weeks it's still early to see your final results. However, if you have any concerns, I would make sure you communicate these with your rhinoplasty surgeon. I'm sure he/she would be happy to answer any of your questions. If you are still unhappy with the appearance at about a year after your surgery, you may need revision rhinoplasty, but I'd give your nose some time to heal.
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Swelling after Rhinoplasty
Be patient!. It will take about 12 months for all of your swelling resolves after rhinoplasty. If you have concerns, these should be addressed by your surgeon. It is unlikely that your surgeon or any other would be willing to discuss a revision with you until the healing is complete.
Unhappy 5 weeks after rhinoplasty
If you are unhappy at 5 weeks, you should discuss this with your doctor,b ut if you need revision you will have to wait about a year for things to soften up.
Concerns about rhinoplasty at 5 weeks
Keep in close contact with your surgeon who is best equipped to discuss the intraoperative procedure and expected results. Revision may be necessary and perfect symmetry may not be reasonable.
Post Rhinoplasty Dorsal Hump and Uneven Nostrils
Discuss your concerns with your rhinoplasty surgeon. If your nasal hump and nostrils still bother you 12 months after your surgery, then consider revision rhinoplasty. Good luck and be well.
Rhinoplasty Time Frame
The outline that I give my patients is that after 3 weeks, about 80% of the nasal swelling is gone and you will have a general idea of what the nose will look like. All of the swelling is not gone until 6 months. That said, it does appear that you have had an inadequate hump reduction although the photos are not ideal. At this point, there is nothing that should be done. Let your nose heal and at 6 months reevaluate.