I got rhinoplast 4 weeks ago , everything ok , except for the swelling on bridge , i knew it would go , but 2 days ago i noticed a bump exactly on the area where it was shaved where i used to have a hump , its not abvious only by touching it , i thought the doctor didnt shave the hump , crazy thought , so my concern is why did it happen , i use the tape everyday as directed , is pushing the tape hard on bridge caused this solid bump ? Will it spread and maybe many bumps all over the bridge ? Thank you
Can Taping Hard on Nose After Rhinoplasty Cause Solid Bumps?
Doctor Answers 3
Dorsal hump (bump) after rhinoplasty
Thank you for the question. I would follow your plastic surgeons instructions at this point and give yourself plenty of time for the swelling to go down before assessing the final result. A residual bump that is caused by cartilage will not go away. A bump from swelling will go away on its own.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
It is very early to worry about little bumps and other changes the tissues are going through post-surgery. Most of the swelling has probably not yet resolved. Have patience and continue to follow your surgeon's post-op instructions. With that being said, it's very important to discuss any concerns you may have with your surgeon.
Bump and rhinoplasty
- It is too early right now to say that the bump will be permanent
- It is ok to feel the bump but not see it because as the skin heals, it will thin
- Just be patient and keep your surgeon informed
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