If I do not tape my nose when I sleep then one side in particular will be significantly swollen for most of the next day. The left side of my nose just seem's to inflate dramatically if I do not tape, where as the swelling in the other side has gone down very nicely. However, if I DO tape then the left side looks fine, just as good as the other side infact. So, does that mean that this just residue swelling in the left side? & can I expect it to go down or not at this point? Please advise!
I Had Septorhinoplasty 1 Year Ago & I Am Finding That Unless I Tape my Nose at Night It is Significantly Swollen the Next Day?
Doctor Answers 1
Rhinoplasty results after one year
- When you do surgery on the nose, the vessels that remove the swelling are also affected
- Over time, they improve, meaning that your nose swelling in the morning should continue to improve over the next few years
- If you sleep on that left side, it will also be more swollen just because of gravity and the left side is the side that is down when you sleep
- It will get better, and it will take time
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