Dear All, I've asked another question on here about the piggy look I currently have and whether this will subside due to swelling but I am also having some issues with the way my columnella looks. I have included a before pic - very sadly now I think my nose looks better before. Apart from a swollen lump at the base of my nose I think my columnella looks really wide, hangs and has a deep V which creates a snouty look. It is also rock hard. Will this reduce as the swelling starts to go down?
Swollen, Stretched Columnella After Rhinoplasty (3 Weeks After Operation). Will it go Down? (photo)
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Swollen, Stretched Columella After Rhinoplasty (3 Weeks After Operation). Will it go Down?
I can understand your trepidation at this early stage following a rhinoplasty. Depending upon the maneuvers employed during the surgery, the nose may change quite a bit. Swelling is definitely playing a role in the appearance of your nose at this point. This early after rhinoplasty, it is premature to be concerned about the final result.
Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
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