Nose Looked Great 1 Week After Rhinoplasty but at 7 Weeks It's Puffy. Is This Normal?
- Asked by lookingforanswers2
- 2 years ago
My nose looked refined 1 week after rhinoplasty and stayed like that for the next month. At 5 weeks, the nose started to look puffy and fuller especially from the side. Why is this and what can I do to make this resolve faster? I was so happy initially and now it's taken a 180.
Puffy Nose after Rhinoplasty
It is common for the nose to look smaller right after your splint is removed at one week. Typically the nose will gradually swell after this point in time as the compression afforded by the splint is no longer present. It is a bit more unusual for the nose to suddenly swell at 5 weeks unless something initiated the swelling. Some factors that may contribute to swelling can be flying, working out/exercise, stressing your body, salty foods, alcohol and not elevating your head while sleeping. On the flip side, you can try to avoid the previous irritants and you may see some improvement in the swelling. Also, taping the nose at night might help. Lastly, if the swelling persists and/or is asymmetric see your surgeon for a proper evaluation.
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You have to just be patient. sometimes a kenalog injection may help but in general time is on your side and you'll get the original post op look back.
Usually the swelling starts right after the cast is remove. Iquestion why swelling should be so obviously changed this late in the gamr. You nee to see your surgeon.
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