Why is my nose so round after rhinoplasty and will it go away? (Photo)
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2 weeks post rhinoplasty
Swelling after rhinoplasty
There is still significant swelling 2 weeks after rhinoplasty, which decreases rather rapidly the first few weeks after surgery and then more slowly thereafter. Generally speaking, swelling persists for approximately 6 weeks after surgery, most noticeably in the nasal tip, where the nasal skin is thickest. Even after the swelling subsides, though, the nose will continue to change significantly and become more refined through secondary wound healing and contracture of the skin soft tissue envelope. Although it may be difficult, you need to be patient, adhere to your surgeon's instructions, and follow-up with him or her frequently if you have any concerns. You can avoid sodium in your diet and any activities that increase your heart rate. This will help expedite the resolution of swelling. Best wishes!
Best of luck in your recovery!
Sincerely, 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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