Raised scar 3 weeks post rhinoplasty. Is this normal this far out?
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3 weeks post op, some advices:
Thank you very much for enquire.
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.
The question you ask is a very reasonable one, but the information that I can offer is very speculative as there are no accompanying images. It is not uncommon for scars to appear more full and more colored at around the 3-4 weeks after surgery. Each physician has her own particulars in the treatment of surgical wounds after surgery and I would recommend that you follow up with your primary surgeon to review your concerns.
Be healthy and be well,
James M. Ridgway, MD, FACS
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