I am 17 days post-op asian rhinoplasty. I am fighting infection for 2 weeks. The implant bent to the right side and bridge looks crooked. My doctor will perform a minor surgery to straighten the implant when the infection heals completely. Is it okay to perform another surgery so soon and how long do I have to fight with the infection? Now, I feel uncomfortable, worried, unhappy, remorse, etc. It seems the infection doesn't heal. It stays the same. What is my option?
How Soon After Rhinoplasty and Infection Can Revision Be Done?
Doctor Answers (3)
Infection after Rhinoplasty
Infection Post Rhinoplasty
Your only option at this point is to eliminate the infection, which may take longer because the synthetic implant is present. Sometimes it is necessary to actually remove the implant to control the infection. I'm sorry I'm sharing bad news, but you can ultimately have a good result even if it is delayed.
Infection and rhinoplasty?
If you have an active infection related to the implants, then you will probably need to have that removed ASAP. If you are talking about an infection like a cold, then you should probably wait a week or two for that to clear up.
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