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Will This Ever Stop? (photo)

every time I breathe in my nose looks like I'm purposely sucking inwards and when I exhale through my nose my tip and nasal passages look puffy..? it's also uneven at the tip.... I had surgery may 28 is there anyway to fix this or will I have to get a revision?

Doctor Answers (5)

Rhinoplasty and breathing problems

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Dear Japyne,

You are still swollen and during that time, the inside of your nose is also swollen, narrowing the passages and causing changes to the way the nose moves when you breathe

Give it a little time and it should improve

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani
 


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Will This Ever Stop?

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If after 6 months this has NOT improved than discuss with your surgeon. But now you still have swelling. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Post op nasal surgery

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Your nose still has visible swelling which I would expect just two months after surgery. The breathing may improve as the swelling goes down, but an in person exam really needs to be done to determine why you are having airway issues.

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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