Hump After Surgery (Closed Rhinoplasty)? (photo)

My surgery was 7 days ago and today I got my cast (bandage) off. It looks really swollen and I noticed a big hump on my bridge. The doctor said that it will go away with massage, but it looks really big and it feels very strange and uneven. In the surgery I just got my bridge straightened and my nose tip remodelled. The hump really scares me, because my nose looks so sunken in in the middle. Will it really go away with massage? If so, then I will massage it all day! I included a picture.

Doctor Answers 6

Needs more time

Hello. At seven days you are still far from your final results and I would advise you to be patient. Rhinoplasty patients will not see the true outcome of their surgery until roughly one year after the initial operation. Any unsatisfactory results can be attributed to swelling at this point.

Jaime Perez, M.D.
Rhinoplasty specialist
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Hump after rhinoplasty

IT  Is    too  short   time  to  decide  if  it  is   only  swollen     or  if it  was a not enough correction   of  the  hump  you  had ,  We  can   not  determinate    that  at this point,  The  best   is to  wait ,    and  continue   with the recomendations of    your physician .

Cynthia Disla, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 88 reviews

In rhinoplasty edema may persist for 3-6 months

is too early to evaluate and give an accurate review, in rhinoplasty edema may persist for 3-6 months and in some cases up to 1 year, I advise you to be patient and wait, massage and ultrasound are useful but not essential

Jose Luis Acosta Collado, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Swelling after a rhinoplasty

You need more time for your swelling to resolve before you can assess the results of your closed rhinoplasty.  Most likely the swelling will decrease over the next 3 months.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Hump after rhinoplasty

At one week with swelling it is difficult to say. It is best to let it heal and re-evaluate in a few months.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Hump After Surgery (Closed Rhinoplasty)? (photo)

Yes appears as a residual bony humming. Allow 3 months to heal  than consider revision surgery. Good luck 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 173 reviews

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