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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.