I had closed rhinoplasty approx 7 weeks ago. I was thrilled with the way my nose looked when I got my cast off day 7. I noticed the next day my nose was much more swollen or so I thought. Today my nose still looks like it did the day after and the swelling, if it is that, hasn't subsided any. I am wondering if my nose will ever return to the way it looked right after the cast removal? and if so when should I expect to notice changes? (the first photo is from day 7, the other is week 7)
Will my Nose Return to the Way It Looked After the Cast Was Removed?
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Rhinoplasty after cast is removed
Judging by your photos, you have an excellent result and I am sure you will be delighted with it once the swelling goes down. After the nasal splint is removed, some swelling invariably sets in and then will subside gradually over several months. Eventually your nose should look very similar to the way it did immediately after the splint was removed. With a little patience, I think you will be delighted with your result.
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Swelling of nose after splint comes off...
Post operative swelling after rhinoplasty can take many months to subside, sometimes even up to a year... You should be having regular follow up visits with your surgeon, and it is appropriate to voice any concerns with him/her. Your surgeon may ask you to tape the nose to reduce swelling or even possibly inject the nose with small amount of steroid to reduce any scar tissue/swelling. From the pictures, the results are good and after a little more time you're going to be thrilled. Best of luck to you!
Post op rhinoplasty appearance
It is hard to tell all from a picture. I think you should return to the plastic surgeon that performed the procedure and let them help you. It may be normal postoperative swelling, it can be scar tissue starting. The surgeon who performed the procedure is the best one to help you. If not improving go back periodically for a reevaluation by the surgeon
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