Bigger nose 4 weeks after removing the splint? (photos)
Doctor Answers (3)
It's still early
Bigger nose 4 weeks after removing the splint?
If there is any concern, your should return to your surgeon for an assessment.
The nose can be swollen for up to a year or more. Swelling will depend upon the nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness of skin, open vs closed, revision vs primary, etc.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Your skin is thickening but may shrink again--depends on your skin type
It is common for the soft tissue of the nose to expand after the compressive splints are removed. If you have fair, relatively thin skin, and there was not over-reduction of your nose from its original size, it is likely that the skin will contract over time and your nose will regain the shape you saw earlier. If your skin is thick or if there was a lot of reduction os size, the soft tissue may not shrink all the way down (sometime steroid injections can help with thick skin noses). You should have this conversation with your surgeon.
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