Taping of the nose is critical to keeping swelling down. When the tissues swell, proinflammatory cells are forbidden from entering the tissues; pro-inflamatory cells then recruit fibroblasts that deposit collagen which can then create scar tissue in your nose. Scar tissue build up is probably the number one cause of hump recurrence. Please listen to your doctor and comply with postoperative instructions. We don’t just wing these decisions, they are based on decades of experience.