I haven't returned to work yet because I just feel hideous. It is looking worse and worse every day. Is there any hope for me? (
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Swelling , some advices:
Post op rhinoplasty
Thank you for your question and photographs.
It is still early in your recovery and your nose is still healing and changing. I would take your surgeons advice and keep massaging it. It may take a year for all swelling to resolve and for your nasal appearance to settle to its final outcome, so if after a year you are still unhappy with your results I would then seek a revision rhinoplasty possibly with a nasal osteotomy to realign the bones. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
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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