When rasping occurs to the dorsum of the nose, the goal is to reduce the bump to the nose. This is essentially separate from the septoplasty procedure. Always after a surgery there is swelling that will obscure the end result which will manifest months later. It is difficult to determine the end result by simply looking into the mirror a few weeks after the procedure. Patience is needed, and if the bump persists after several months, then additional surgery can only be looked into at a much later time.