Indentations Following Rhinoplasty
It's really hard to say without a photograph. Some dents can be due to changes in skin thickness, some due to contours in cartilage, and some due to changes in the amount of soft tissue. Whether or not this will resolve over time following a rhinoplasty depends on which of these things is causing the problem. If you've addressed this with your surgeon, and are still having some concerns, find another experienced rhinoplasty surgeon in your area and visit them for a second opinion. This may help put your mind at ease. If the indentations persist, a small amount of an injectable filler may solve the problem without needing further surgery. Good luck.
Dents or concavities are likely the cause of irregularities in the underlying cartilage or bony structure. Dents rarely "fill in" on their own. Fillers can be a temporary solution, but often a revision needs to be performed. Even in the best of hands, the revision rate with Rhinoplasty is 5-10 %. Select your surgeon wisely.
All the Best,
Dr. Brian Reagan
great questions... Dents or "irregularities" (both seen and unseen or only felt) are quite common after rhinoplasty. Some are a consequence of uneven cartilage or bone and only become visible after all swelling subsides (one year or more) OR new bone callous can form some time after rhino causing a "dent" some time later... They can be fixed by surgery or filler but I don't recommend filler
hope this helps
Dear Jadelyliz, It is difficult to say what is going on without a photograph. Dents can occur after surgery and some may resolve on their own while others may require surgical intervention. See your surgeon for post operative follow up and he/she will know best what is causing the dent. Once this is determined a proper diagnosis can be made. Best regards, MIchael V. Elam, M.D.
"Dents" in the nose after rhinoplasty.
Thank you for sharing your question and concerns. Without photos it is very difficult to determine whether the dents you are referring to our normal or not. The best way to get your question answered would be to follow-up with the surgeon who performed your rhinoplasty. Keep in mind that swelling after rhinoplasty surgery can last longer than 1 year before it completely subsides.