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How Long Until the Swelling Goes Down?

I had a deviated septum corrected, the bridge was rasped and a graft was placed on the nasal tip. It has been 7 weeks, but my nose is very big and swollen. I regret having this done. My bridge looks wider, the tip is very big. Is this just swelling? I am very depressed :(

Doctor Answers (6)

Swelling after rhinoplasty

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7 weeks is a fairly short time after rhinoplasty surgery, where we tend to speak about the final result at about a year post-op. You will undoubtedly see more resolution of swelling over the next few months.  If your skin is thick, then it is not surprising that a significant amount of swelling still remains 7 weeks after the surgery. Just be patient at this point, keep your head elevated during sleep, and check back with this forum a few months later hopefully to tell us how happy you are with your new nose.

New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

How Long Until the Swelling Goes Down?

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 I have performed Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty for well over 22 years and I can understand your frustration.   At 7 weeks, post Rhinoplasty there is surely still residual swelling within the nasal tissues.  I instruct all of my Rhinoplasty patients in how to perform daily manual lymphatic drainage to reduce this residual post-Rhinoplasty swelling.  Perhaps you could ask your Rhinoplasty Surgeons for his/her recommendations to decrease this swelling.  I does take 6-12 months for the final results to be seen with Rhinoplasty, so hang in there.   

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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Rhinoplasty results take 1 year and are permanent then.

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Rhinoplasty results take 1 year and are permanent then. Be patient and the nose will go down naturally without doing anything.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Large Nose

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After twelve months, revision rhinoplasty could be considered.  However, please allow time to heal and stay in touch with your doctor.

San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

How long does sepoplasty swelling last

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At 7 weeks you are still swolen.It takes 6 months to a yearfor the final result to materialze. I sometimes at this stage have a patient  use flonase drops or spray to reduce swelling.. But even with this itwill take more time dont jump to conclusions

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Swelling

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What you have sescribed is swelling. Most swelling will go away after 6 months, full swelling will be gone  1 year after surgery.

Miami Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

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