I did a revision rib rhinoplasty and alarplasty as i had a short nose with alar retracted. Now two weeks post op my nose is huge above all the bridge between up eyelids.The surgeon said to wait at last 2 months for the swollen with my thick skin it take time but i wonder why the bridge between my eyes is so swollen normally the bridge should start between my pupils, it terrify me because i look like a monster my bridge is too elevated. How do you think doctors do i have to be worried about it?
Revision Rhinoplasty with Rib Implant?
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Swelling two weeks after surgery
At two weeks after your surgery, you will still have a significant degree of swelling. Please be patient as even a small amount of swelling in the nose looks significant. Please consult with your surgeon for any advice on how to reduce your swelling.
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Revision rhinoplasty and rib graft
It sounds normal at this time. It is very common for your nose to be quite swollen after a revision rhinoplasty especially one with a rib implant. I would continue to follow your surgeon's advice and be patient at this point.
Nose Too Elevated at 2 Weeks after Rib Rhinoplasty
There is no question that at 2 weeks after a rib graft in a revision rhinoplasty that you may look very swollen. This is a big surgery, and you have to be more patient.
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In these circumstances you have to have trust in your surgeons opinion. He/she knows best where you are in the recovery phase. Keep frequent follow up appointments to help keep your mind at ease. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.
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