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Why is the tip of my nose swollen and hard after fracturing my nose?

About five weeks ago, I fractured my nose and my doctor re aligned it by putting me under general anaesthetic and pushing it back into place. However, ever since I fractured my nose the tip has been hard and swollen and about twice its original size. It has only seemed to get bigger since the surgery and shows no signs of going down. Why is it so hard and swollen? When will it go down?

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Why is the tip of my nose swollen and hard after fracturing my nose?

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I would recommend an exam by your surgeon to assess how you are healing.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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