Hard, uneven lumps & bumps high on bridge of nose & dorsum. Is this a normal and expected result of a rhinoplasty? (photos)
I had a closed rhinoplasty 3 years ago. Although I am happy for the most part, I do notice some unevenness of the profile of the nose. There are a few bony bumps and lumps high on the bridge of my nose. I also have a noticeable, large lump on the mid section of my nose. I have moved across country, and am I nervous to have my nose looked at or operated. Should I leave this alone?
Doctor Answers (4)
These areas can be reduced in closed fashion with minimal downtime and headache.
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Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
This is not so uncommon. Some irregularities can be perceived after rhinoplasty, and this can often be shaved down very delicately.
If you see a very experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon you can have the bump filed down under local anesthesia. This should be like going to the dentist.
The lumps on your nose can be due to residual bone or cartilage on the dorsum. It is not a normal result, but one that can be corrected. This can be repaired with careful and meticulous revision surgery. I would consider seeing a rhinoplasty surgeon in your area.
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