3 Weeks Post-Septorhinoplasty, Still Swollen. The Bone Feels Thinner, Can This Happen?

hello i'm safi 22 years old i did septorhinoplasty 3 weeks ago as i had wide bridge and alar and drooped it's still swollen but i feel that bone is thinner now my question is, does the bone swell too and change with time through out the recovery period and will it become thinner? thanks

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Swelling of Nose, Thinner Bones 3 Weeks After Rhinoplasty

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Hi Safi,

The nasal bones settle over a 6 to 12 month period after rhinoplasty.  They may swell, they may get thinner over time.  Many times the nasal bones are narrowed during rhinoplasty.  Fortunately, there is not much to be done at this point, just be patient and share any concerns or questions that you may have with your rhinoplasty surgeon.  Enjoy your new nose.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P


Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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