I had a nose job to remove a hump and straighten my profile. I now have a small depression a little more than halfway down my nose, just above my tip, and the hump seems to have returned. Why would this occur?
Irregularities that develop on the bridge of the nose after surgery reflect techniques that were done at the time of surgery and the resultant healing. If there is a depression above the tip of the nose, often excessive cartilage from the bridge was removed and as healing occurred, the soft tissues contracted, depression developed there. Many patients see the bump above the depression and that’s because most of us tend to see dominant aesthetic features rather than retrusive features and, thus, the bump that develops in association with the depression is usually normal on the bridge of the nose that disappears when the depression in the lower third of the nose is elevated. Occasionally, there is a reactive bony bump that occurs with healing and this can be lowered with a small surgical rasp if indeed it is a true bump.
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