Stuffy nose 5 weeks after SeptoRinoplasty??
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Congestion After Rhinoplasty
Congestion after nasal surgery
Stuffy nose 5 weeks after Septorhinoplasty?
You can certainly have swelling at 5 weeks post op that might be affecting your breathing. I would follow up with your surgeon to be sure you are healing properly and ask about using a nasal steroid that is now available over the counter to help with any allergic component and Nedi-Pot or Neil Med irrigations.
It is possible that changes done to improve the aesthetics of your nose might worsen your breathing, but likely things should improve with time.
Best of luck,
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Difficulty breathing post rhinoplasty
It is too early to say what the exact cause of your stuffiness is at this point. It could be allergies, post --rhinoplasty swelling or a shift in some of the structures of the nose. Talk to your surgeon about this and get his/her recommendations. Be patient. It is not at all unusual to have some stuffiness in the early recovery period of a rhinoplasty.
Dr, Christine Rodgers
Swelling , some advices:
It's too early to make value judgments with only 1 month after a rhinoplasty.
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.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
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