Four weeks on from my rhinolasty, I am still unable to breathe through the left side of my nose and I suspect that this is due to a swollen inferior turbinate on that side. I was wondering for how long does swelling of the interior turbinate last?
Swollen Turbinate Following Rhinoplasty. How Long Does This Last?
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Swollen turbinate after rhinoplasty
Most of the intranasal swelling has resolved at one month. Have your surgeon evaluate you to determine the cause of your nasal dyspnea. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
You should see your surgeon to address your nasal obstruction 1 month after Rhinoplasty Surgery.
You may be correct that your turbinates may be swollen and contributing to your nasal obstruction. This is fairly common, and you may be a candidate for an intra-turbinate injection of triamcinolone acetonide (Kenalog-40), for relief. Your rhinoplasty surgeon should be able to determine the cause of your nasal obstruction and render treatment.
Hope this helps.