Swelling or insufficient removal of the hump with rhinoplasty?

Good day! I had rhinoplasty together with septoplasty 6 weeks ago and one of the points was the bridge hump removal. After the rhinoplasty everything was 100% straight and smooth but since than the swelling has gone down considerably and the space where the hump was seems not completely straight ( slightly elevated). The part feels soft and i can surpress it with my finger easily but after a couple of seconds it comes back. Is this swelling and is this likely to resolve with time?

Doctor Answers 3

Nasal hump after rhinoplasty sounds like swelling

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Thank you for your question. The fact that you can reduce the nasal hump by pressing with your finger strongly suggest that this is swelling and will resolve. However it is important that you see your plastic surgeon. If there is blood or other material in the area the surgeon may have specific massages and splints that he or she wants you to use.

Swelling after rhinoplasty?

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Nasal swelling after rhinoplasty takes considerable time to subside.At six weeks you may start to see "how your nose will look". Applying pressure/massaging your nose if and how your surgeon recommends may hasten to resolve the swelling.

In any case too early to seriously be concerned about the final result. See your surgeon frequently and have him guide you through the recovery process.

Guido P. Gutter, MD
Evansville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Swelling or insufficient removal of the hump with rhinoplasty?

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The nose can be swollen for up to a year or more. Swelling will depend upon the nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness of skin, open vs closed, revision vs primary, etc.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

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