2.5 weeks post rhinoplasty: deviated septum or internal swelling? (photos)
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Swelling along columella
This is probably related to swelling this early in the postoperative period. It is unlikely that the surgery caused a deviated septum. I would make sure that you address these concerns with your rhinoplasty surgeon. Best of luck.
2.5 weeks post rhinoplasty
Thank you for your question and pictures. It is not uncommon to have swelling and possibly some asymmetries early in the post rhinoplasty recovery phase. It is usually six months before you will see the end results. At that time, any concerns should be evaluated with your Facial Plastic surgeon. Best of luck
2.5 weeks after surgery
You are way too early in the post-op period. Give the nose time to settle down and for the soft tissues to heal.
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Give it some time as you are very early in your healing process. At 6 months to a year, if everything looks good overall and your scar is fine, I would leave things alone. Best wishes.
This could represent a deviated caudal septum that protrudes a bit into your R nostril cavity. Since you are so early in the recovery period, I would not advise you undergo any revision as of yet. If the nose looks good overall, the columellar scar improves significantly, and your breathing is normal, you may not require a revision. Best wishes, Dr. T.
Too early to tell
Thanks for your question. During the stage you're at there can be subtle asymmetries--most of the time these will resolve as the healing process continues. Try to remain patient, but be sure to communicate your concerns to your surgeon at your next follow up appointment. Good luck!
Deviated septum after rhinoplasty
Thanks for your question. Based on your photos I would not be worried yet. It's very common to have swelling and some asymmetries immediately after rhinoplasty. This healing process can take 3-6 months, and the final result will take a year. While it is difficult to say without looking inside your nose (where a deviated septum is more likely to be found), there does not appear to be a noticeable deviation. You may want to ask your surgeon to look in your nose to make sure everything is ok. Good luck!
Asymmetric Rhinoplasty Swelling
Asymmetric swelling is very typical after rhinoplasty. With you being only 3 weeks post-op, your swelling has only begun to decrease. Make sure to follow up with your surgeon when instructed, but bring up your concerns at your next visit. A full nasal exam will be able to tell if swelling is the cause of your asymmetry or if your septum has shifted to one side.
Thank you for your question.
At 2.5 weeks out, you are still very early in the recovery process. You likely have quite a bit of swelling and scar that will settle with time. I would continue to follow closely with your surgeon and follow their recommendations.
Dr. Michael Epstein
MAE Plastic Surgery
Swelling post rhinoplasty
Thank you for your pictures! It is still too early to determine whether the surgery may have caused a deviated septum (which is highly unlikely). Nasal swelling after rhinoplasty resolves asymmetrically, unfortunately. Things will continue to improve over the coming months, and don't be suprised if you start noticing swelling appear in other areas while it resolves in the area that concerns you the most at present. This process is dependent on a few things - how involved the procedures performed on your nose were, whether the surgery was open or closed (yours will take a little longer than a closed rhinoplasty to resolve in swelling), but also how your body naturally heals. The entire process can take up to a year, that being said, you will be in great shape in a few weeks. When in doubt, keep your doctor in touch about the ongoing changes. They will be your best guide. I hope this helps!
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