I had septorhinoplasty to fix a deviated septum, raise the columella, and a hump. Are my results normal?
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1 week 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.-
Normal results after septorhinoplasty
Thank you for your question.Unfortunately, there are no photos to evaluate but at 1 week post op there is too much swelling to evaluate nasal symmetry. It takes at least 6 months for 90% of swelling to resolve. Occasionally, I will place my patients on a Medrol dose pack to reduce swelling and re-evaluate them at 6 weeks. Rhinoplasty patients must be patient with their results. I hope this helps!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
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