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.
Hump After Surgery (Closed Rhinoplasty)? (photo)
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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.
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa
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 .
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
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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.
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At one week with swelling it is difficult to say. It is best to let it heal and re-evaluate in a few months.
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