Got a Cold 2 Weeks After Rhinoplasty

I had rhinoplasty 2 weeks ago with very little swelling. Now, I have a cold or allergies with a lot of congestion. My nose is now swollen and the bump (which was there previously) is now bigger. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Doctor Answers 2

Cold 2 Weeks after Rhinoplasty

It is normal to have nasal congestion and external swelling 2 weeks after rhinoplasty. However, you feel this is getting worse. Therefore, see your surgeon for evaluation and possible treatment.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Cold or Flu after Rhinoplasty

The nose may feel congested after any nasal surgery. This swelling inside the nose generally resolves within a few weeks. However, one may catch a cold or have allergies after rhinoplasty. Speak with your rhinoplasty surgeon for treatment.

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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