Small bump 8 days post-op septoplasty, could a sneeze cause this?

I am 8 days post op from a septoplasty with reconstruction and there is a very small bump on the left side of the bridge of my nose. I accidentally sneezed through my nose today. Would that have caused this?

Doctor Answers 4

Small bump 8 days post-op septoplasty, could a sneeze cause this?

It is difficult to advise you without performing an exam. I would recommend following up with your surgeon so he/she may examine you and provide you with advice. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck. 

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Small bump after Rhinoplasty

Dear lerk, thank you for your question.It may take several months for swelling to subside after rhinoplasty. Here in San Diego, we follow our patients for one year to follow their healing. Consider following up with your surgeon to monitor your progress and see if any intervention is necessary. Rarely a second opinion may be in order. Best of Luck.

Roy A. David, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Bump on nose 8 days after septoplasty

I agree that it could be some air.  It could also be a small hematoma or collection of blood that occurred as a result of your sneeze.  Make sure you follow up with your surgeon and let the surgeon know about this issue.

Michael Sundine, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Small bump on nose 8 days post

It is possible that you forced air under your soft tissue, I saw that once in a colleague who actually had his own rhinoplasty.  At this point you have to let things heal and be patient.

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

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