I had two rhinoplasty with the same doctor in the last 3 years.Both times when the cast came off, it looked fantastic. Within a day or 2 it didnt look as good , where it had been rasped down and broken to remove the dorsal hump became bumpy and almost looks like a band of swelling/cartlige around that is forming in that area. Why would it look so good after cast removal then slowly decline? Its been 4 months since the last rhino.Could this be scar tissue ? Will it improve? Any options? Thanks
Rhinoplasty Help, Why Would It Look So Good After Cast Removal Then Slowly Decline?
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Improves with time
Hello. At four months you are nowhere close to your final results and for a full year after your procedure your cosmetic appearance will continue to improve. For minor irregularities such as yours massaging can improve the appearance. I recommend waiting 4 months before massaging. Just try to be patient these trouble areas will continue to improve.
Jaime Perez, MD
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa
Rhinoplasty after splint removal
Initially after the splint is removed the nose is compressed so there appears to be less swelling. If you liked it at this point, then give it time to settle down.
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