Revision Rhinoplasty Swelling
- Asked by Lsuevans in shreveport
- 3 years ago
I had open revision rhinoplasty 11 weeks ago and the sides of my nose are still swollen as well as my nostrils are uneven. Also, when I smile my face looks swollen still and the left side of my nose goes up more than the right. Will this get better over time? I am getting very frustrated.
Long term results and swelling with revision rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasty will cause prolonged swelling as the lymphatics are further disrupted with surgery. I would wait longer than the anticipated time to see final results. When I perform revision rhinoplasty, I recommend patients wait 3 months to see most of the swelling subside.
Swelling after revision rhinoplasty
- Swelling after a revision nose surgery can take up to two years to resolve.
- Having said that, most of the swelling comes down in the first six months.
- Sometimes swelling can occur more on one side than another and cause asymmetries.
- Though it is difficult, be patient for now.
- Discuss your concerns with your surgeon.
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It will get better
Your concerns are common. During this time your patience can be one of the most difficult parts of your recovery. The nasal tip is the most cosmetically sensitive region of the nose also it is the most gravity dependent. Revision rhinoplasty patients can expect longer healing times because of altered anatomy and scar tissue. It is important that you communicate your concerns with your surgeon.
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Nose still swollen 12 weeks after a revision Rhinoplasty.
Yes, Revision Rhinoplasty can be swollen for up to 1 year although the swelling shouldn't effect the shape of the nostrils which are supported by the lateral (outside) sections of the tip cartilages.
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Swelling persists longer than first time rhinoplasties
Rule of Thumb for most swelling to go down
primary rhinoplasty 3-6 months
revision rhinoplasty 4-8 months
Meanwhile, warm soaks, gentle massage.
I hope this information has been useful to you.
Jon I Sattler, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Glendora, California
Swelling after revision rhinoplasty
Swelling after revision rhinoplasty may take longer than with primary rhinoplasty. It may take up to a year or longer for all swelling to resolve. Donald R. Nunn MD, Plastic Surgeon.
SWELLING AFTER REVISION RHINOPLASTY
swelling after a secondary rhinoplasty will last longer and may be more pronounced, depending what was done.
sometimes the swelling can be asymmetrical and uneven,
be patient for the new revised nose to show itself.
if you have concerns, don't hesitate to ask your plastic surgeon.
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Swelling After Rhinoplasty Lasts for Months
It is hard to be patient after a revision rhinoplasty, and an open technique will cause more longer-lasting swelling.
Discuss your concerns with your surgeon, but please understand that swelling will slowly subside over a period of a year-and-a-half!
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It is very difficult for patients to be patient. Swelling will resolve but often times in revisional procedures, the swelling may take longer than it did in the primary operation. There is a famous saying: "time heals all wounds" and most of the time this is true. If you have any concerns discuss it with your surgeon. They are there to help.
Rhinoplasty and swelling go together
Noses swell after rhinoplasty surgery. How long the swelling lasts depends on many variables: skin thickness, amount of reduction performed, how carefully the surgery was performed, male or female patient are several. It is really difficult to answer your specific question without more information about the surgeries you under went and before and after photos but in general it takes months for the swelling to resolve after a rhinoplasty. Be patient and discuss your concerns with your surgeon. Hope this helps.