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Round Bump on Nose Bridge After Revision Rhinoplasty

I had Revision Rhinoplasty 5 weeks ago. My first was 14 years ago. At that time, I only had a bump removed. This one did not involve my bridge, but rather shortening and rotating the tip. There were also grafts taken from my septum to help with the tip.

About 3 1/2 weeks later, I noticed a small round bump on the top upper portion of my bridge - which is very straight and not lumpy. The doctor prescribed a z pack and said that it could be cysts, a little infection forming from a suture, or a small piece of cartilage.

He said there is nothing to worry about, but it is painful and has swollen up. Is this common? I did a have a problem with the sutures in my tip dissolving, and they are finally starting to fall out.

Doctor Answers 3

Bump after Rhinoplasty Revision

If I understand your description of surgery correctly, it would be pure speculation to explain a bump occuring in a section of the nose that was not touched during the operation. You say the doctor suggested it might be a suture or a piece of cartilage;

how is this possible if the operation was limited to the tip?

Have you surgeon remove the sutures that bother you.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hump after rhino revision

The round bump on the bridge of the nose could be related to the cartilage graft, a cyst, or dorsal irregularities across the bridge related to the bony cartilaginous junction. It is impossible to tell without a close physical examination. Since it has only been three-and-a-half weeks since the surgery, it is important to let the healing process take effect, and this may just go away on its own without any intervention.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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