I had the sides of my nose shaved down after rhinoplasty. Is This Swelling?
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3 Weeks after Rhinoplasty and Swelling
What you are describing sounds like swelling, particularly this early in the recovery period. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Sounds like the bump you are seeing is probably swelling since it goes away when you push on it.
Swelling three weeks after rhinoplasty
If you can press down and smooth out the area on the bridge it sounds like swelling to us. You can massage the area if its not too tender, though do expect the swelling to return by morning until the healing progresses.
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Most likely it is swelling as you can compress it down. If there is no firmness under the swelling then it is unlikely residual cartilage or bone fragments.
David Ellis MD FRCSC Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon at Art of Facial Surgery