How Can You Tell Post-op What Your Nose Looks Like if Its Swollen?
- Asked by aamaa
- 9 months ago
After the cast comes off, how would u know if your happy with the shape? Would it be too swollen to tell what it looks like yet? Does it change shape a year after surgery?
Although there is swelling, you should be able to see the overall shape right away
Although there is swelling when the cast comes off, particularly in the tip, you should be able to look past the swelling and be able to see the overall shape right away. In a large nose with thicker skin, the tip can still look too large after surgery. In the upper half of the nose, the swelling is much less pronounced and the overall profile should be close enough to the final result to have a good idea of the shape. Swelling in the tip continues to decrease for at least 1 year, but the overall shape does not change much.
Rhinoplasty and Shape after Splint Comes Off
In general, the final shape of the nose may not be obtained until a year or more after surgery. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.php
Nasal Appearance after Cast Removal
I have done rhinoplasty surgery for over 35 years but in most cases I would not be able to determine the final shape of your nose if I first saw you when the cast was removed. Unfortunately, patience is necessary.
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Rhinoplasty swelling may take months to resolve
Depending on the surgical approach and the type of skin the patient has, it may take up to a year or so to see the final results of rhinoplasty surgery. After the cast comes off, the patient can generally have an idea of how it will look, but healing must occur and swelling subside before the final result is visible.
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Post-op rhinoplasty swelling
Visible swelling and bruising lasts approximately 2 weeks after the surgery. The bridge of the nose heals much faster than the tip. Depending upon the amount of tip work necessary and the skin type, it usually takes a few months start to see how the tip is coming together once the swelling subsides.Please feel free to read the patient's guide to a rhinoplasty on our website
Web reference: http://seattle-rhinoplasty.com
Rhinoplasty Recovery and swelling
Most patients are happy when there splint is removed and can see an approximation of what there nose will look like at that time. It is common for the nose to swell slightly after the splint is removed and this typically reduces drastically in the first few weeks with the majority completely dissipated in three months. There is a slight percentage of residual swelling that may take an entire year to fully resolve however this is typically minimal in most patients. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.
Web reference: http://michaelelammd.com
Rhinoplasty and shape
Usually the majority of the swelling comes down within a few weeks, but it can take up to a year for all the swelling to disappear.
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