Nose Tip Swelling After Revision Rhinoplasty?
- Asked by garyp27
- 3 months ago
Hi, I had a revision just over 2 yrs ago. My question is, is swelling at this stage possible? the surgeon said it was one of the most difficult/trickiest revisions he had done mainly because i only wanted small changes. The revision was done via the closed procedure and the tip is still hard when pressed not much movement in it atall. The nasal bones were thinned and the tip was rotated downwards as it had pushed up. I have intermittent swelling daily which leads me to believe its still swollen.
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Tip Swelling at 2 Years
Thank you for your question. Typically swelling after a rhinoplasty can last 12-18 months. In patients with thick, sebaceous (oily) skin swelling can persist for longer. After two years, it is unlikely that you still have swelling of the tip. I would discuss this matter with your surgeon for further clarification. Best wishes on your recovery.
Nose tip swelling after revision rhinoplasty
In general, the swelling is resolved after 2 years. Swelling can be influenced by the following:
1) Whether the procedure was a revision
2) Whether the procedure was open or closed
3) Thickness of the patient's skin
4) Whether or not tip work was performed
There could be a number of factors that influence swelling at this stage. Alcohol consumption and allergies are both possibilities. I would recommend following up with your surgeon and see what he or she advises, as he or she knows the details of your surgery. Lack of movement may be due to support from cartilage grafts. It is difficult to provide you with any specific advice without knowing more about your surgery or performing an exam. I hope this helps, and best of luck.
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