I'm a month post-rhinoplasty and I notice a little bump on the bridge of my nose. Any suggestions?
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1 month post op, some advices:
Bump on nose
You should see your surgeon, but it is probably just some blockage of the oil glands in the skin, which is common and nothing serious. All the best, Dr Steve Merten, Sydney, Australia
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Thank you for your question.You are only one month into your recovery period. Healing can take anywhere from 12-18 months. Swelling will cause the nose to look unsymmetrical and larger in some areas, this should resolve over time. Bumps on the bridge of the nose are a very common complaint after rhinoplasty and can represents swelling of the lining over the bone called Periosteum. I usually have my patients massage this area four times a day and apply tape to compress the area for up to three months. I would re-evaluate after 18 months and if you are still unhappy with your results or there is some unevenness, I would consult with your surgeon or seek another board certified plastic surgeon who specialized in rhinoplasty for a revision. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
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