I had rhinoplasty 6 weeks ago and my face still swollen, sore and numb.. is this normal?
Why my Face Still Sore, Swollen and Numb After 6 Weeks Nose Surgery?
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Swelling after Nose Surgery
Swelling after most procedures reaches a peak at 48 hours. It should go down after that. Persistent swelling with pain, redness and heat may imply an infection. If there is no redness or heat it may just be swelling. If you have a lot of salt in your diet it can cause you to hold onto swelling. Try a low salt diet. Talk to your doctor and have them examine you.
Numbness is common and may take months to resolve
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