I had a Rhinoplasty 2 weeks ago and have NO air flow in one of my nostrils. Is this normal?
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2 weeks post op, some advices:
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.-
Congestion after Septoplasty
No air flow in one nostril 2 weeks after rhinoplasty
Swelling will go down on one side and then the other side will catch up. This may give an uneven appearance to the nose or one sided stuffiness. The tip is the last area for swelling to resolve.
Healing is a process and your surgeon is with you for the journey. Follow-up appointments after rhinoplasty are important. Tell your surgeon about any issues/questions so she/he can guide your care for a safe and happy result. Safety comes first.
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Dear chenchel12, It is too soon to assess the final outcome of your surgery. As there is swelling on the exterior, there is also swelling on the inside of your nose that should improve with time. That being said, you should express your breathing concerns to your surgeon and he or she should examine you and should be able to tell if there is a persistent deviation or other cause for your symptoms. Good luck to you.
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