2 weeks post op, some advices:
Thank you very much for enquire.
It's too early to make value judgments with only 2 weeks after a rhinoplasty.
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
The bump is likely the very edge of your nasal bone which was infractured during the rhinoplasty and may have moved outward a bit. Once it has healed sufficiently it may be amenable to rasping to smooth out this lateral nasal sidewall. Best wishes, Dr. T
Ash000, none of us should or can answer this question based on photos only in a post operative patient. See your physician and if after several months you are still worried see an experiienced specialist for a second opinion. Good luck!
It is normal after osteotomies to feel contour irregularities for several weeks. Bones heal by formation of something known as callus. It begins as blood fills in where the break occurs. Reparative bone cells fills in the gap and will be excessive at first. This is the callus. After several weeks remodeling occurs and things generally smooth out. This is the way all bone heals. Your doctor will check you again if things do not smooth out. That is a good question that often comes up after osteotomies.
thank you for the pictures. As your doctor noted, it is very early on and there is a fair bit of swelling. bones take between 4 and 6 weeks to heal, so pressing down on that area will certainly be tender, irrespective of whether or not that little bump is an out of place nasal bone. give the swelling time to come down, and continue to keep your doc up to date. there are certain maneuvers and things that can be done to ensure things heal exactly as you would want them. for now, enjoy your nose! you are looking great for 2 weeks. best of luck on the rest of your recovery.
Too early to tell at this point. You may be feeling the spot where the osteotomies were performed...