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How Much Swelling Will Go Down and in How Long?

I am 3 weeks post op from my open Septorhinoplasty & Turbinectomies and my nose looks huge and pig like. The columella is really hanging down and from the side you can see inside my nose. Over the past 3 weeks it feels like the tip has got bigger and the columella more droopy. How much is swelling and how long will it take to subside? Thank you

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How Long for Swelling to Decrease after Rhinoplasty

You're only 3 weeks post-op; the swelling will decrease over the next 6-12 months. On the basis of one picture, I think you may ultimately have a problem with the hanging columella which will need to be lifted during a revision procedure.


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Swelling After Rhinoplasty

Hi James,

Best to speak with your sugeon who knows what was done.  At 6 to 12 months after your surgery, if you still have concerns then a revision rhinoplasty could be considered.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
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