Does Sodium Consumption After Rhinoplasty Increase Swelling?

I am about 3 months post op and was wondering if eating salty food will affect my swelling? My doctor never said anything about a special diet but I just want to recover as quickly as possible since its already taking a long time due to my thick skin.

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Does Sodium Consumption After Rhinoplasty Increase Swelling?

Thank you for your question.  A very high salt intake after for example eating popcorn or Chinese food can cause generalized swelling usually most noticeable in the lower eyelids.  However at 3 months after rhinoplasty I doubt that your sodium intake is affecting your nose. Of course eating a healthy diet without to much salt is best for your health.

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