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Uneven Swelling 6 Months Post-Op Rhinoplasty, Should I be Concerned? (photo)

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.

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Swelling After Rhinoplasty

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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.


Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Uneven Swelling 6 Months Post Rhinoplasty

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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.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Uneven Swelling 6 Months Post-Op Rhinoplasty, Should I be Concerned?

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At 6 months, most of the post Rhinoplasty swelling may have subsided and the results should be discussed with your Rhinoplasty Surgeon, IMHO.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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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.

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Nose Uneven 6 Months After Rhioplasty

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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.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
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Rhinoplasty concerns after surgery.

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You should return to your surgeon to discuss a possible revision as I don't think the bump on the photos will go away. He can feel it and tell you what he thinks and when a revision would be done. If you are not satisfied get a second opinion.

Toby Mayer, MD
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