Rubbery Hump Post Rhynoplasty/septoplasty? (photo)

I had rhinoplasty and and septoplasty surgery about 3 years ago to correct my breathing problems. I didn't care much about the esthetic part of the surgery, as a matter of fact I asked my Doctor to no change anything on my nose. However, after the swelling went down I noticed a hump going diagonally across the bridge. I have not experienceany type of falls or accidents so I don't think is broke. This little hump feels rubbery and I can move it side to side. Any suggestions?

Doctor Answers 5

Rubbery hump

Unfortunately your pictures dont show anything in order to make a sugestion. I would see your surgeon to evaluate you.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Need in-person evaluation

Rubbery feeling objects can represent many things including cartilage fragments or scar.  An in-person evaluation is necessary to help improve diagnosis.  Ultimately, the final diagnosis cannot be made until exploration is performed at the time of surgery, assuming you wish to pursue surgery.  Your issues need to be significant for you to undergo surgery, because as you know, surgery has risks.

Thomas T. Le, MD
Baltimore Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

Rubbery Hump Post Rhynoplasty/septoplasty? (photo)

The posted photo does not demonstrate the issue. Best to seek in person evaluations from rhinoplasty surgeons in your area.  

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

Rubbery hump

It almost looks like you have an inverted v deformity from a "humpectomy" performed without Osteotomies to close an open roof.   If I am correct about this that bump could be the edge of the upper lateral cartilage.  Impossible to tell for sure without an exam.

Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

Rubbery hump on nose

Thanks for the photos, but unfortunately it is difficult to tell what is in the photo. An exam in person would be key to properly evaluate this.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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