25 yr old female 2 weeks post op. i had an open rhinoplasty hump and sides shaven down and tip was reduced. Upon cast removal there was a small hump left much smaller than before but it was still there ... Will it go away? Or will I have to go in for revision as injections r not an option. Could this be just swelling? When I touch it it fells like a bone.
Will the Hump Go Away? (photo)
Doctor Answers (5)
Will the Hump Go Away?
This early after rhinoplasty, it is premature to be concerned about the final result.
Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Hump Persists Early After Rhinoplasty
After 2 weeks, you are still very early in your post-rhinoplasty healing process. After a large hump is removed, the skin can take 3-6 weeks to contract. Your surgeon should be able to guide you through this process. However, if the hump persists, the good news is that a small revision to shave it down further can often be done easily, early (6 months post-op) and with little down time. Hope that helps!
Minas Constantinides, MD
Rhinoplasty - Swelling vs Residual Hump
You are still early on in the healing process. When a hump is taken down there is often soft tissue swelling in the area that can persist for a period of time. Discuss with your surgeon during your next visit. He/she should be able to tell immediately the difference between bone and swelling.
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Is the hump soft and compressible with your finger. If so, then it may resolve with time. Besides injections, taping and digital massage may help to improve your profile. If it feels hard, then the hump may not have been adequately reduced and is unlikely to resolve.