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Post-Op Rhinoplasty Concern: Lump or Bump on my Nose?

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Board certified professionals should make the final decision!

You decided to undergo a rhinoplasty procedure, took off the tape and splint, looked into the mirror, and were generally pleased with your new nose. However, after more careful observation, you discover what appears to be a lump or bump on or around your nose. Does this scenario sound familiar to you?

Lumps/Bumps are Common Post-Op Rhinoplasty

Many women begin wondering if their nose bumps will be permanent. The truth is, this is actually a very common occurrence in patients that have went through with a rhinoplasty procedure in order to correct or enhance the features of their nose. And no, they are not permanent.

Your Beverly Hills board certified rhinoplasty surgeon comments on the issue: “A minor bump can develop under the skin of the nose for a variety of reasons following rhinoplasty.

Causes are commonly scar tissue, underlying normal bony or soft-tissue anatomy, and underlying modified bony or soft-tissue anatomy. I don’t necessarily like steroids and use them in very dilute amounts as they can alter skin thickness or color, however it should be safe to inject them in very small amounts.

A gentle, directed massage of the nose by the patient, and only as instructed by the surgeon is sometimes helpful. If the bump doesn’t go away, it is best to wait 6 months to a year before having revision surgery.”

It May Take Some Time

Chances are, not many others will notice these bumps. We all have a tendency to scrutinize our bodies looking for any minor imperfections or flaws. This is understandable, but with any surgery there is a long period of time that is required for your body to heal.

These lumps or bumps you discover on your nose are swollen areas that are trying to heal and the more you focus on it, the longer it will seem before you get the results you seek. Stick to Dr. Golshani’s advice as he answered a concerned user’s experience with rhinoplasty on realself.com: wait up to a year and see where you stand.

However, you should still get in touch with your plastic surgeon in order to make absolutely sure that the lumps or bumps are indeed a case of swelling and not a different complication such as a cartilage irregularity which can be successfully corrected by your surgeon. It’s always best to let a licensed board certified professional make the final decision.

Nose Job Surgery: Can Rhinoplasty Fix a Crooked Nose?

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Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon!

The nose is one of the most prominent features of our face. Unfortunately, many people suffer from a crooked nose that ranges in severity. Over time, a crooked nose will begin to take a toll on an individual’s self-image and confidence, leading them to search for answers, feedback, and support from friends, family, and even the Internet.

Yes, Rhinoplasty Can Fix a Crooked Nose

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that will not only straighten a crooked nose, but also will restore facial symmetry and reconstruct your nasal passages allowing you to breathe efficiently. A common problem those with a crooked nose suffer from is a constricted or obstructed airway that results in breathing abnormalities, also known as a deviated nasal septum. When reconstruction of the nasal passage is involved, then the procedure is referred to as a septoplasty. Both procedures correct the aesthetic appearance of the nose, while also restoring normal function.

I’m Not Sure if I need Rhinoplasty…

Dr. Golshani addresses many concerns on a popular community for discussing cosmetic procedures known as realself.com. In addressing a user’s concern towards rhinoplasty, Dr. Golshani mentions “As for the aesthetic need for rhinoplasty that is a subjective evaluation and I would advise that you trust your feelings about your nose even more than the opinions thrown at you by other people. If you’re not sure whether you need cosmetic rhinoplasty, keep your natural self, and don’t hide it under minor interventions.” In other words, if you are struggling to make up your mind, then rhinoplasty may not be for you.

However, consulting with an experienced, board certified professional may be able to help you make a more informed decision on the subject matter.

Always Go Board Certified

You should always consult a board certified rhinoplasty surgeon if you’re considering the procedure. Board certified surgeons are more experienced than non-board certified general surgeons, as they possess more experience having performed thousands of procedures to satisfied patients, which effectively reduces your chances of developing risks such as infection.

Look for surgeons that are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, American Board of ENT, Head, and Neck Surgery, or American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Golshani of Beverly Hills is board-certified and performs rhinoplasty and septoplasty, having performed many procedures for his patients with successful results. Consult with him today for free! You will be sure to receive a confidential thorough analysis.

Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty – Do I Have a Choice?

open vs closed rhinoplastyRhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, is said to be one of the most difficult of all cosmetic surgeries — poor surgical technique can lead to permanent deformity. The care of a rhinoplasty specialist is a must for this procedure, because even with their expertise, these specialists realize that no result is perfect.

First, the cautionary facts about rhinoplasty procedures — With weak genes that are evident a person’s poor cartilage and skin quality, or for someone with the tendency to take a lot of time to heal when injured, a “nose job” is a definite risk. One with good general health, firm nasal cartilage, and forgiving skin, has the best prognosis for a great surgery and pleasing “after” photos. That being said, today’s rhinoplasty technique is more predictable, accurate, and more effective now, than at any other time in history.

Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty

So, what are my choices? Open vs closed rhinoplasty. This simply refers to the access method used to temporarily remove the nasal skin for exposure of the skeletal framework. Depending on the condition of your nose, the choice is yours. Take into consideration the benefits of each approach, as well as your surgeon’s recommendation for the type of nasal condition and purpose of your surgery.

If your nose job is strictly for beautification purposes, no threat to quality of health, closed rhinoplasty may appeal for the mere fact that it leaves no visible scar. However, many of the most effective techniques of contemporary rhinoplasty can only be performed through the open approach.

First, with the closed method, or endonasal rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nostrils. No part of the incision can be seen externally, so visible scarring is out of the question. However, because the right and left nostril incisions remain disconnected, repositioning of the nasal skin is difficult and the entire operation must be conducted through narrow surgical openings with limited visibility. Because access to the nasal framework requires vigorous stretching of the nasal skin, distortion of the nasal cartilage is also inevitable.

Unlike closed rhinoplasty, the open, or external rhinoplasty approach, uses a trans-columellar incision, to connect the right and left nostril incisions. In exchange for this minute visible segment, the nasal skin can be folded back, giving your Beverly Hills surgeon clear visibility of the lower nasal skeleton.

Beverly Hills surgeonAccording to interviews with many rhinoplasty surgeons, open rhinoplasty has truly revolutionized the treatment of complex nasal deformities, such as cleft-lip rhinoplasty, twisted noses or severe post-rhinoplasty deformities.

The risk for scarring is associated with open rhinoplasty, but the benefits and ease of procedure usually outweigh the impact of average scar’s visibility. Health and healing before image. With the right surgeon in your corner, one who is invested in the best physical results, you can trust that whether the best option is the open vs closed rhinoplasty, that minimizing risk is a top priority.