Nose Got More Swollen After Exercising 4 Weeks? (photo)

I had a open revision rhinoplasty 4 weeks ago, and I did pushups, pullups, situps, and went on a walk.... And my nose has swollen up like a balloon for the past 24 hours... How long does it take for this to go down? My nose looks really wide and ugly and I don't wanna go out.. :( Also will this increase scar tissue? My doctor said he had to remove lots of scar tissue from the last surgery and I'm scared I made more scar tissue..!?!!?

Doctor Answers (3)

Revision BRhinoplasty recovery


Dear BossTycoon,

  • This is normal after only 4 weeks following revision rhinoplasty, it will go down and will likely re-swell with activity intermittently for the first several months so don't worry if it happens again, exercise is great for you
  • It will not affect the long term outcome
  • See your doctor regularly for check-ups, especially if it remains swollen or gets painful

Best regards,
Nima Shemirani

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Post-rhinoplasty revision


At four weeks afte revision rhinoplasty, it is still very early and you will swell with activity.  Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

In my practice, patients are allowed unrestricted activity 3 weeks after Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery.


I read your concern and reviewed your photo. Sudden, persistent swelling 4 weeks after revision rhinoplasty, triggered by exercise is unusual. I see the bulge on the left side of your bridge. If you had a foreign body implant placed in your nose, your swelling could be from possible infection.

In that regard, I would suggest that you express your concerns to your surgeon, and ask to be evaluated as soon as possible.

All the best to you.

Dr. Joseph

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 278 reviews

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