Nose still crooked 4 weeks post surgery. Is this normal?
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Nose crooked after 4 weeks
Crooked nose 4 weeks after surgery
1) Whether the procedure was a revision
2) Whether the procedure was open or closed
3) Whether tip work was performed
4) Thickness of the skin
Swelling may lead to the appearance of asymmetry and irregularities. I would not worry at this time. It is best to be patient, as any revision work would not be performed for one year. I would recommend following up with your surgeon, as he/she knows the details of your procedure and will be able to advise you. Thank you and best of luck.
Early stages of recovery
At 4 weeks following rhinoplasty, you are still very early in your recovery. Sometimes at this early stage, there are subtle irregularities and these can improve over time. Swelling can cause a subtle bump on the bridge or the illusion of crookedness and as swelling resolves, these problems get better. In other cases, these problems may not improve. It's hard but important to stay patient during your recovery and to be diligent attending your follow-up appointments with your surgeon. When you are concerned in the early postoperative period, you should arrange follow-up with your surgeon.
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