I have a bump on nose bridge 10 months after Rhinoplasty. Is this normal?

10 months ago i got rhinoplasty surgery to shave down a big bump on my nose bridge. The surgery was an open rhinoplasty procedure. In the first 4-5 months i had no complaints and was satisfied that from the side profile of my face everything was straight. I am now noticing a bump on my nose bridge. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 6

Bump on nose after rhinoplasty

This residual bump is mostly bone or graft cartilage that appears after nasal swelling has subsided.

Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. The bump that you are experiencing may be part of the graft or residual bone or cartilage. I would discuss with your plastic surgeon to see if they can tell you what the bump is. Good luck.

Arun Rao, MD
Tucson Plastic Surgeon
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I have a bump on nose bridge 10 months after Rhinoplasty. Is this normal?

   The bump may be residual tissue that can be trimmed or filed accordingly.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA..

Bump on nose bridge after rhinoplasty.

Bump on nose bridge after rhinoplasty happens sometime as the swelling goes down. Your surgeon should be able to file this down under local anesthesia without any problem.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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I agree with Dr Seckel and would recommend your seeing your original surgeon for an evaluation 

Dr Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Bump on nasal dorsum after rhinoplasty can be bone chip

It is not uncommon that a small piece of bone or cartilage may be visible and palpable on the nasal dorsum as late is one year after rhinoplasty.

See her plastic surgeon who performed the rhinoplasty and inquire if a small revision can be done to remove the bump.

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