My Rhinoplasty was 3.5 weeks ago and I still have a fair amount of swelling, I had my deviated septum fixed, a fracture on the bridge so my nose could be narrowed and tip refinement (I also had eye-lid surgery at the same time). I can see how my nose might look great after some of the swelling subsides but its tough being at almost a month post op and still this swollen.
Pros: the eyes look great and perfectly symmetrical (previously one was noticeably smaller), I can see how the nose might look great and natural after the swelling subsides.
Cons: still a lot of swelling almost a month post op.
Why you did it: The eye lids were a necessity, my muscle was weak and the lids were dropping and covering my visual path. To be honest I never disliked my nose but I've always felt it could look so much better if subtle changes were made and it was important for me to find a surgeon I felt would give me natural results and not a teeny tiny barbie nose, after 10 yrs. of looking this was the first PS I felt was on the same with me and actually listening.
I've been seeing these electromagnetic patches that claim to help with edema, I wanted to find out what the surgeons on this board think of this? Does it really help with edema or is it a marketing gimmick?
I've asked my surgeon about it and he said as long as it's light and just sits on my face without applying pressure to the nose I'm free to try it but he doesn't have much first hand experience with it so he doesn't know if it will help (but he tends to think only time will help).