Should I be concerned about this? It has been 6 months since I had surgery. I had a bump on my bridge. My nostrils look uneven and I don't like that bump on my right nostril. I don't feel proud to be in public and feel more embarrassed about this new nose.
Uneven Swelling 6 Months Post-Op Rhinoplasty, Should I be Concerned? (photo)
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Swelling After Rhinoplasty
It is normal to have some residual swelling especially in the first months and up to a year after a rhinoplasty. This is all part of a normal post operative rhinoplasty course of wound healing. In patients who have had secondary rhinoplasty, have thick skin, of ethnic origin, or males, they have a tendency to have swelling significantly longer. That is entirely normal. However, in most patients, most swelling is gone in 6-8 weeks except for very subtle nasal tip swelling.
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Uneven Swelling 6 Months Post Rhinoplasty
Without an examination it is difficult to tell if the fullness on the right side will resolve and the nostril asymmetry improve. Having waited 6 months after your rhinoplasty, this is a good time to discuss this with your surgeon to determine if a minor revision will be necessary.
Uneven Swelling 6 Months Post-Op Rhinoplasty, Should I be Concerned?
At 6 months, most of the post Rhinoplasty swelling may have subsided and the results should be discussed with your Rhinoplasty Surgeon, IMHO.
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At 6 months, the initial swelling from your surgery are resolved and you are close to seeing your final result. I would recommend going back to your surgeon to have a discussion about your concerns. I'm sure he/she would be happy to talk to you and discuss your options at this point.
Dr. Catherine Begovic M.D.
Nose Uneven 6 Months After Rhioplasty
This would be a good time to discuss your concerns with your surgeon. Minor revisions after rhinoplasty are common even for the best surgeons. If that doesn't help, consider a 2nd opinion.