In general, 70% of the swelling is resolved after the first 3 months and the remainder goes down over time. It can take 18-24 months to see the final result. Swelling may be influenced by the thickness of the patient's skin, whether the procedure was open or closed, whether the procedure was a revision, and whether or not tip work was performed. I would recommend following up with your surgeon regarding any concerns. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
Slight Uneven Swelling 3.5 Months After Open Tip Rhinplasty. When Will This Entirely Subside? (photo)
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Slight Uneven Swelling 3.5 Months After Open Tip Rhinplasty. When Will This Entirely Subside?
After rhinoplasty, swelling can persist for up to a year. The nose shape will definitely change.
Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Rhinoplasty and swelling
Swelling of the nose after rhinoplasty may take up to a year and sometimes l onger to subside. Be patient.