2 weeks post open rhinoplasty septoplasty. I'm looking at the tip of my nose and I see a red circle and am very worried (Photo)

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2 weeks post op, some advices:

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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.-  

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Red Circle

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Thank you for your question.

It is fairly common to have some redness at the tip following rhinoplasty when the tip is more swollen.  However, I recommend you contact your surgeon to discuss the issue, especially if it's getting worse.


Dr. Michael Epstein

MAE Plastic Surgery

Northbrook, IL


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Two weeks after rhinoplasty is still too early to assess results.  Depending on the complexity of your case the swelling can vary.  Sometimes the swelling may be associated with discoloration but I recommend that you see your surgeon so that he can examine you and exclude infection.  Once this is ruled out it is most likely a normal recovery.


J. Phillip Garcia, MD, FACS
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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