Rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago - dent in side, nostril looks funny, looks almost crooked. Any suggestions? (photos)
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3 weeks post op, some advices:
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Rhinoplasty under local
Thank you for your question & photographs.It is important to consult with your surgeon with any questions or concerns you may have as they know your medical history and surgery best. I would schedule an appointment to have a physical examination of your nose performed by your surgeon. Your appearance will continue to refine. It may take up to a year for all swelling to resolve and for your nasal appearance to settle to a final outcome. Your doctor may prescribe you a Medrol dose pack (steroid) to help reduce the swelling. Healing is often unpredictable and one side my heal quicker than the other and sometimes even nasal bones may shift in healing. The outcomes may not be as expected. In some cases a revision may be recommended to refine your outcomes, but I would wait at least 12-18 months so you are fully healed before considering a revision. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
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Agree with the sentiments expressed previously...most importantly, contact your operating surgeon as the are aware what maneuvers were performed in the midvault/nasal tip and that way they will be better able to determine how much more settling down will happen over the next few months. The first 3 months can see lots of changes in the nose, and, as such, close follow up is always necessary. Best of luck.
Rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago - dent in side, nostril looks funny, looks almost crooked. Any suggestions?
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