My nose was fractured and the bump on the bridge removed, plus the nasal tip refined. I have made incredible leaps in my healing process. Bruising only lasted about 6-7 days and the swelling is not noticeable at all. In fact, my nose 10 days in looks smaller than my old nose and perfectly proportionate! No one can tell that I had surgery. I would love for my nose to stay this size. Is it possible that the swelling (except for the tip) is already gone? It doesn't seem to be swollen at all!
I Had an Open Rhinoplasty Done 10 Days Ago. Is It Possible my Swelling is All Gone?
Doctor Answers (6)
Swelling After Rhinoplasty May Take 2 Years
It's important to remember that each patient heals different after their rhinoplasty surgery. Though it is possible that you aren't experiencing much swelling currently, you may see more swelling as you continue to heal. Swelling after a rhinoplasty is common, and for some people, it may be experienced as much as two years post procedure. It's great that you're happy with your results thus far.
Impossible for swelling to be totally gone 10 days after an open rhinoplasty.
It's possible that you have only minor swelling after you rhinoplasty. This is good fortune but there has to be at least some swelling in the nose 10 days after surgery.
10 days post rhinoplasty
At ten days post rhinoplasty your nose is still pretty swollen. It is likely to undergo some changes over the next few months.
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You are a long way from all the swelling being gone after a rhinoplasty. Most of the fine details of the swelling will be gone by 3 months after surgery, not 10 days.
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The swelling after a rhinoplasty takes time to resolve. At 3 weeks, about 70% is gone, at 6 months abut 90% and close to 100% at one year. This is a general estimate. The skin thickness, primary vs revision, and amount of work done all contribute.