I had Rhinoplasty, tip refinement and septoplasty on December 22, 2011. The cast was taken off a week later and at that time my doctor told me to begin taping my nose during the day and at night for a week. After a week of taping at night and during the day my doctor told me to tape only at night. I loved the way my nose was shaped aftger the cast/splint was taken off. Now, however, after a week of taping only at night, my nose looks very swollen and the tip is huge. Should I daytape now?
My Tip is SUPER Swollen Now That I Have Stopped Tapping Nose During the Day, Should I Keep It Up? (photo)
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Nasal Swelling after Taping 3 Weeks Post-op
It is normal to have temporary residual swelling 3 weeks after rhinoplasty surgery, especially in patients with thick skin. I personally don't feel that taping 3 weeks post-op is beneficial. Having said that i strongly recommend you follow your own surgeon's instructions. Every surgeon has their own routine and only he knows exactly what was done during your operation.
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Swelling post septorhinoplasty and taping
Taping of the nose after rhinoplasty
I do not usually recommend nasal taping after I remove the nasal splint. The swelling will take several months to go down, but there are changes up to a year after rhinoplasty.
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The picture is a little difficult to discern but if you still have tip fullness at 3 weeks it will probably not go down that much more... You can have your surgeon try Kenelog injections but that may not work. If its still present at 3 months post-op it probably wont change much and would require a revision if you wanted to correct it.
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