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Is it swelling or the graft was too big?


I got into a second rinoplasthy to fix a low dorsum. The doctor used temporalis fascia and ear cartilage, but I ended up with a weird bump in the area between my eyes, looking like an elephant in the side view. I told the doctor I didnt want a nose that comes from the forehead and he made it even worse. I complained and he said its just fascia in this area and it will absorb, and also that it is swollen. Im in the 10 day after surgery. is this really swollen or did he place a too big graft too high up? Im gonna get married in april and Im very nervous about it.

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richardgalitz


Facial plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  nose bump
February 28, 2011 10:03 AM

The problem is that temporalis fascia was not a good choice for graft material. While it is soft it tends to ball up and then scar over in this area. I would use kenalog "carefully" to (more)
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docpichler


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sacramento, CA
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  swelling or big graft in rhinoplasty
February 24, 2011 2:23 PM

You are only 10 days out from your surgery. You must be patient. It may actually take up to a year when all swelling finally subsides. Unless there is something very unusual I would accept (more)
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Fleming Island, FL
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  Radix grafts
February 24, 2011 12:33 PM

If the fascia is your own, it should not resorb. The graft does look pretty big in your photos, but 10 days out is really too soon to tell. Radix grafts often look overdone at first and (more)
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samir


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Baltimore, MD
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  Rhinoplasty
February 24, 2011 11:27 AM

You are swallen. Wait 6-12 weeks till some of the swelling comes down. Then you can reevaluate. (more)
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grazibrny
 
February 25, 2011 2:59 AM

Thanks for all the answers. I will wait until the swelling is gone to see how it willl come out. In case the graft was in fact too big, would kenalog injections work helping dissolving the fascia?



 



 

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