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Old 06-08-2010, 07:49 AM   #1
 
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Default Where is my bridge?? Do I need a revision?? See PIC.

I am currently 3 weeks post of on my primary rhinoplasty procedure. I had the procedure to remove a hump on my nose, but I am now afraid that my doctor left me with no bridge. At least my hump gave me a bit of a bridge. The picture attached was taken this mrning at exactly 3 weeks post-op and I don't see anything resembling a bridge in sight. Now my issue is this

Will I need an actual revision rhinoplasty procedure to correct/build a bridge?
Will it be an open or a closed procedure?
Any idea how long the procedure will take?
What is the recovery/downtime like for this kind of procedure? (building a bridge only and no breaking of bones etc).
Is there any other way to build a bridge that's advisable outside of surgery? (I hate the recovery process of rhinoplasty)

Please help, I am really unhappy right now. I don't know if this bridge is supposed to still be swollen beacause even if the swelling does go down, I don't see any hint of a bridge so it will come down to a flat and wide lump.
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Could it be inverted-V deformity?
You can read about it here
Complications of Rhinoplasty

I had a similar procedure (hump removal) 4 weeks ago, and the doctor prevented any collapse by using spreader grafts

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Thanks Ode, but that's not what Im talking about. I don't have a deformity from what I can see, I just don't thikn my bridge is defined.

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Could it be inverted-V deformity?
You can read about it here
Complications of Rhinoplasty

I had a similar procedure (hump removal) 4 weeks ago, and the doctor prevented any collapse by using spreader grafts
Hey Ode, do you have any front picture of your nose after your procedure. I am thinking I still have swelling since I'm 3 weeks post-op but it might help if I had something to compare to. My doctor did not use spreader grafts for me, but he says I still have swelling. I'm not sure what to believe but I'm only 3 wks now so he might be right. Show me a picture if you don't mind. Thanks.

Anybody else have any ideas??

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Spreader grafts are usually used when a hump is removed. Your nose almost looks concave in the bridge area. I am not sure if it is the photo.

Swelling is quite normal.

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