Dear, Taylor, thank you for your question.
Breathing problems after rhinoplasty may be related to swelling, crusting, or
mechanical obstruction. Consider following up with your doctor determine the
cause.If you are not satisfied, a
second opinion may shed some light. Best of Luck.
Having not examined you, I cannot be specific about your care. However, it is normal to have some asymmetric swelling inside your nose after this type of surgery, and even small blood clots or mucous that have not worked their way out yet. Typically, I ask patients to use saline rinses to gently clean the nose and help speed up the process of healing. Check in with your surgeon again if things are not getting better. Also, it is possible that your left nasal breathing ends up a little worse than your right--not because it actually became worse than before surgery. Rather, it may be that your right side was so vastly improved that it is now better than the left was before....