I had a rhinoplasty. I have not undergone full nose surgery, it was an osteotomy to narrow my nasal bone
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Bridge isn't narrow after rhinoplasty
Postop nasal widening
Recovering from rhinoplasty and swelling
Think of your cast as a compression dressing. It was physically holding down the swelling. After it comes off, swelling can now enter your nose. This is normal. Over the next 6-8 weeks the majority of swelling will go down. Over the next 6-9 months, you will experience a downward trending rollercoaster ride of swelling and settling. It will not happen evenly either. One side will go down and then the other. Lastly the tip swelling goes away.
Try to avoid salt, heat, sun, and hard exercise. Ask your surgeon what other strategies might help. It's a healing process, so keep your followup appointments so your surgeon can track your progress. Safety comes first.
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