The extreme swelling is unusual. The biggest concern is a hematoma or seroma (collection of blood or fluid or pus under the skin). If it is just swelling then with time it will go away. If it is not going away and feels doughy then your doctor can stick a needle in it to make sure there is no collection.
This answer is not intended to give a medical opinion and does not substitute
for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’
education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for
further evaluation of your individual case.
It is very common to be swollen after rhinoplasty. It can take several months for the swelling to go down. Usually by about 6 weeks about 70-80% of the swelling should be gone, but this can vary.
Excessive swelling, is possible after rhinoplasty in some patients. It appears your physician administered a steroid injection to help reduce the swelling. A five day steroid dose pack will also help to hasten the resolution of some of the swelling. At this time, apply cold compresses as directed by your physician and allow time for your body to heal. Good Luck