I had rhinoplasty exactly 3 weeks ago and had the dorsal humps rasped down as well as the bridge, nothing was done to the tip, but the nose was broken during the procedure. Upon cast removal the nose looked quite good with no real signs of the dorsal humps or uneven bridge. However, a couple days after, the dorsal humps reappeared although less than before as well a the bridge slightly. Is it common to have it look so good after cast removal only to get worse a few days out?
Increased Swelling After Rhinoplasty Cast Removal
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It is too early to see the final results. The nose will go through some changes over the next several months. GIve it time.
The shape of a rhinoplasty takes time to see after splint removal
When the nose splint comes off, one is not yet looking at the final rhinoplasty result. The splint squeezes out a lot of swelling and makes all the skin look smooth. But some 'rebound' swelling will occur after its removal. It will take another 3 to 6 weeks until you start to get a good feel for what the final result may be and a full 6 months until you should judge the final result.
Increased Nasal Swelling after Cast Removal
The nasal cast will minimize swelling. After removal, swelling may temporarily increase. This is normal,and will resolve as healing progresses.
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Give it some time
Swelling after rhinoplasty is common. It takes months to resolve. You need to give this time.
Increased Nasal Swelling After Splint Removal Post Rhinoplasty
When the splint is removed, the area under the splint has been taped down since the rhinoplasty, and is usually not as swollen as the tip and upper bridge. A few hours after splint removal, there is increased swelling of the area that was splinted. If your nose looked great immediately upon splint removal, it should improve over time. Be patient, but you can address your concerns with your rhinoplasty surgeon. Hope that you love your new nose. Good luck and be well.