I just had Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty, and Turbinoplasty about 8 days ago.This was to help with my breathing, but mainly for my interest in removing the hump i had on the bridge of my nose. I had open nose surgery for a more accurate procedure. I am just worried though the day he removed my cast and splints my nose was perfectly straight from what i can see but the next day when he removed the thin layer of tape on my nose i had a slight hump. I am worried but don't know if this is just swelling?
Dorsal Hump Still Slightly There After Rhinoplasty?
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Hump is still there after removing dressing
Swelling takes up a lot of space including space where cartilage or bone was removed after surgery. If a hump is still there after removing the dressing it is too soon after surgery to fairly evaluate what is just swelling and what is actually left there. Have patience and give it a couple months before judging. Then discuss it with your surgeon.
Dorsal hump after Rhino
Swelling over the nasal dorsum is very common during the first few weeks. Check with you
surgeon, but gentle massage is sometimes reccomended.
Residual hump eight days after rhinoplasty
It is very common to have some residual hump at this stage after rhinoplasty. This should gradually go down over the next three months but can take as long as a year to fully resolve. Make sure that you hold off on any revision for at least that long.
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Residual hump after rhinoplasty.
Early residual hump is swelling
The nasal skin takes time to shrink. As a man, your skin is a little thicker than many women's', and so will take a little longer to flatten over the reduced skeleton.
Your surgeon has done a nice job; I predict that you will see progressive improvement and that your bump will be much better even in a month.
Hump after resection
This looks like it is minor enough that it should resolve as the swelling goes down. Infortunately it is too soon to tell. If this hump is still there after about 3 months or so..then it may not go down that much more. Just let your surgeon be aware of this issue for you and he or she can follow this along with you.
Dr. V- South Shore Plastic Surgery
Rhinoplasty for Dorsal Hump
Dear jsquared in Stuart, FL:
At 8 days after a rhinoplasty the residual dorsal hump you have may certainly be due to swelling. It is not possible to tell from a photograph, but your surgeon should be able to provide more insight. Give it a month, time is on your side. If it is still present at 3 months, it is likely to persist.
Hump after rhinoplasty
Swelling on the nasal dorsum is not uncommon. If this occurs in my patients, massage often cures it. Remember you are still swollen and need a lot more time. Your surgeon may want to retape the nose to apply pressure to the swelling
Swelling can mask your rhinoplasty result
While I can certainly empathize with your concern over whether the dorsal hump has been corrected, it's only been a few days since your surgery.
Swelling following rhinoplasty takes months to resolve, with the last 15 - 20% taking up to a year to dissipate completely. Additionally, it takes time for the soft-tissue skin envelope to contract down and re-drape over a dorsum that has been reduced. Give your nose some time to recover and don't be too quick to judge your results.
In the meantime, try to get back to your regular routine and remain active. Make sure you follow-up with your surgeon and discuss your concerns.
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