This case depicts a 56 year old woman who wished to improve the appearance of her nose. She was particularly concerned with the "bump."
She underwent a closed rhinoplasty. Her post-operative photograph depicts her at approximately six and a half months after surgery.
Rhinoplasty can be performed either "open" or "closed." The difference between the two involves whether or not a small incision is made across the skin at the base of the nose.
When healed, this incision can be imperceptible. Swelling after surgery, however, does tend to persist longer in the open variety.