I had rhinoplasty about 2 years ago. I have had a small ridge where the incision was made under my nose. I have had a few steroid injections without much of a difference, so it still bothers me a little. And more recently, I started to notice a small bump on the bridge of my nose where there was not one before. After reading online, I am not too interested in getting fillers in the indent on my bridge because you have to keep spending the money on them every few months. Options?
Permanent Options to Fix Bumps 2yrs Post Rhinoplasty?
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Doctor Answers 4
A small bump on the dorsum can be easily rasped (shaved). It is difficult to see the columella issue from the photos.
Solution to bumps
The bump on the bridge can be smoothed. It's hard to tell from your photo but if you have some uneven area on the columella from your incision then a scar revision can be performed. Be careful about seeking perfection though. Any nasal procedure even perfectly executed can still heal with irregularities or bumps.
The answer is simple...
The way to correct this is to smooth out the bridge meticulously and then add a thin layer of temoralis fascia or alloderm to help soften up the area by adding a bit more thickness to the skin. The procedure shouldn't take more than 20 minutes and can easily be done through a closed or endonasal rhinoplasty. But there are no guarantees that your body will not form a small bump or a small indentation again down the line. However the fascia or alloderm should help minimize the risks.
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