After my surgery, I only had slight bruising because my PS hasn't broken my nose but he also didn't put a splint on it. I had my nose taped for a week, but once he took the tape off I was shocked at how swollen my cheeks my bridge and the area between my eyes were. I took antibiotics for 10 days now 16 days post op I was wondering if I could start taking a limited course of oral corticosteroids. If so for how long and how often?
Corticosteroids 16 Days Post Op?
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Should corticosteroids be taken 16 days after rhinoplasty?
Even though your nose was not broken during your rhinoplasty, there still can be a significant amount of swelling of the nose after surgery. It is not unusual for the swelling to look a little worse after the tape is removed. I would not recommend using oral corticosteroids, as the swelling will resolve by itself over more time. It can take 6-12 months for the healing process to be completed. If you feel the swelling is not improving, you should contact your surgeon.
Swelling between the eyes after a rhinoplasty with no splint
I would avoid the use of steroids for your swelling as this will go down by itself. Swelling in this area may have been temporarily avoided by the use of a splint but in the long term would have made no difference.
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