A 19-year-old female asked:
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very prominent bony nasal bridge after septoplasty and turbinate reduction. not noticeable before. why?

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Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Could be scar: I would ask your surgeon it may represent scar formation or just swelling that will resolve. If it is scar tissue pressure or an injection may help i would seek the advice of your surgeon.
Answered on Jan 23, 2014
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ask surgeon: Probably should discuss with surgeon.
Answered on Jan 25, 2014
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Septoplasty: Septoplasty should not cause you to develop a dorsal bony bump. Talk to your surgeon.
Answered on Jul 28, 2014
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Saddle nose?: One possible complication of septoplasty is saddling of the nose because of loss of septal support. This may make the bony dorsum seem more prominent. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Answered on Nov 21, 2014

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Perhaps: Not septoplasty. You would have to do extensive turbinate reduction. Also unlikely, but possible. See an ENT doc for advice.
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