I had revision rhino 3 weeks ago. Straightened septum, rasped bridge, evened out tip and reattached cartilage on LEFT side of nose. Good amount of swelling on OUTSIDE of RIGHT side. Swelling is down a lot on OUTSIDE of LEFT side, but some airway obstruction on LEFT side of inside. Is is possible the cartilage became detached again? Is this possible? No trauma, blowing or anything has happened. Or it uneven swelling common?
Revision Rhino, Uneven Swelling?
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3 weeks post rhinoplasty revision
Patients three weeks post rhinoplasty revision will often have a lot of swelling and this may affect your breathing. Give it time to settle down.
Uneven swelling after rhinoplasty...
Uneven swelling is common after rhinoplasty. This is caused by many factors including simply sleeping on one side or the other. At 3 weeks I wouldn't be alarmed. Its unlikely that anything has shifted significantly if you had no trauma or bleeding.
Hang in there and wait for the swelling to subside.
Hope this helps,
Dr. Michael in Miami
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