I am concerned that my nose is still crooked post Septorhinoplasty. Can you tell after 3 weeks the outcome? (photos)
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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. Kind regards, Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Crooked nose after rhinoplasty
3 weeks after rhinoplasty is still too early to determine if you are happy with the final result. Although the majority of swelling after rhinoplasty is resolved by about 1month, you should really wait at least 3-6 months for the final result because a lot changes from now til then. Following nasal cast removal, however, the nose should be straight. But any other judgments about your nasal appearance takes time, especially the nasal tip and bridge. Although your nose does appear slightly crooked in the 3 week postoperative photo, these are not the best quality photos. A proper physical exam is necessary to determine if your nose is still twisted, and the cause for the persistent nasal deviation (i.e nasal bones, septum, etc). I recommend you discuss your concerns with your rhinoplasty surgeon or a facial plastic surgeon.
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