I've had rhino/septoplasty done 2 years ago. Removed the hump, 5 months post surgery I bumped my nose with someone else. It took over a year for the tip to be normal except my bridge and the sides of the nose is still tender and when rubbing easily goes red. I have also noticed a line that goes across the bridge as I think it should be on the side of the nose. Have my bones shifted? Do I have to worry about it's healing process? Is the hump still developing?
Tenderness 2 Years After Rhinoplasty Surgery
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Does the shape of the nose change after a year following rhinoplasty?
The nose will change a bit as the tissues and skin shrink wraps around the cartilage.
However, The structure and general shape of the nose changes very little.
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Deformity with Tenderness 2 Years after Rhinoplasty
The apearance of your nose will not change significantly 2 years after surgery. It is not normal to have any tenderness at this time. You should get a consultation with a rhinoplasty surgeon to evaluate your tenderness, even if you do not plan any cosmetic changes.
Tenderness and Deformity Two Years After Rhinoplasty
Time to have a consultation with either your rhinoplasty surgeon or a new surgeon. After examining your nose, a diagnosis can be made, and a plan to correct the problem. Sometimes as time goes on, the nose "shrink-wraps" to the underlying skeletal structure, especially if too much cartilage and bone was removed at surgery. Choose your rhinoplasty surgeon most carefully. Good luck and be well.