Weird bump that just formed on nose post-rhinoplasty. (photos)

Hi! So I had rhinoplasty almost 3 months ago and I am happy with the results but something weird happened tonight. Out of no where a bump formed on my nose that's hard on the left side of my nose. It was fine the whole day and 5 minutes later it just happened. It formed fast. And I'm unsure what to make of it? What could it be!

Doctor Answers (8)

Post rhinoplasty bump

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The sudden appearance of a 'bump' on the side of the nose 3 months after a rhinoplasty can be a deviation of the bone, a cyst formation, a fluid collection or an arterial aneurysm.
It needs to be examined by your doctor and then treated.

Regards
Dr. J

Disclaimer: This answer is not intended to give a medical opinion and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.


Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bump after rhinoplasty

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The swelling on the right side of your nose is unusual but unusual can occur.   This could be a cyst or it could be a strange event in the healing pattern.   I think it will be easy to resolve this.   Possibly simply a steroid injection.   At this point I do not know what it is.  You need to see your doc and see what he or she says.   My Best,  Dr C

George Commons, MD
Palo Alto Plastic Surgeon
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Weird bump that just formed on nose post-rhinoplasty.

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Over the internet is the "last" place you should be asking this... Go see your surgeon ASAP!!! To difficult to guess what it is over the internet.. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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