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Fractured Nose. Closed Reduction. Closed Rhino at Same Time. Concerned About Asymmetrical Swelling.

Had touch up rev.rhinoplasty scheduled in 6 months.Unfortunatly got in a fight and my nose was broken. It was decided to attempt to fix the fracture thru a closed reduction, and tackle the cosmetic issues at the same time 11dys post break. Cosmetic work done thru a closed approach thru right nostril since this was the side that I had extra fullness from a previous graft that needed to be corrected. 9days postop and right side is still swollen making nose look crooked. is this normal?

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Asymetrical swelling after rhinoplasty


Dear cursednose,

Yes this is all normal.  The swelling may take a little longer to come down after a second rhinoplasty procedure.  This is because there is scar tissue from your previous operation and the drainage of swelling just takes longer.  Just be a little patient, it will get better.  If you have any concerns, I would make an appointment to see your surgeon, but it will be fine.


Nima Shemirani

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Swelling after Rhinoplasty


Yes, in fact you most likely have a double dose of swelling from the original trauma as well as the Rhinoplasty.  Give yourself a few months to see this swelling decrease.  Ask your surgeon about ice and nasal massage.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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