3 Months Post Open Rhino. Splint Taken Off At 1 Week, and Bump Appeared. Is It Swelling?

Its coming up on 3 months after my open rhinoplasty. 1 week after when they took the nose splint off my nose was perfectly straight, but soon after a hard bump appeared where my dorsal hump was and its still there. There was a decent amount of work done and ive bumped my nose pretty hard a few times, is there any chance its just swelling? I felt confident because I went to a very good doctor but now I am worried. At the 1 month follow up he said it would go down a lot,but its still there

Doctor Answers 3

Bump on nose

Sometimes as the swelling comes down a bump becomes visible. This can be residual bone and cartilage that was not  treated successfully or it could be bone growth from healing.

Bump on nose

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Sometimes as the swelling comes down a bump becomes visible. This can be residual bone and cartilage that was not  treated successfully or it could be bone growth from healing.

Nasal hump after rhinoplasty

If the hump is there after three months, chances are it will not go away without a revision. It might be swelling but the odds are not in your favor.

Nasal hump after rhinoplasty

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If the hump is there after three months, chances are it will not go away without a revision. It might be swelling but the odds are not in your favor.

Swelling is possible

It is possible to have residual swelling 3 months after surgery.  It is best not to judge the surgery for 6 months to a year afterwards.  However, it is appropriate to contact the surgeon and discuss your concerns.

Swelling is possible

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It is possible to have residual swelling 3 months after surgery.  It is best not to judge the surgery for 6 months to a year afterwards.  However, it is appropriate to contact the surgeon and discuss your concerns.

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