Swelling Rhinoplasty?

one month post-op. i still have a lot of swelling. it seems my nose right now is bigger than it was before i got surgery! i also have congestion. im wondering how long it will take for my swelling to go down and if there is anything i can do to speed up the process

Doctor Answers 4

Rhinoplasty and swelling

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Swelling is the norm after a rhinoplasty. It will take a year or longer for it to subside completely. Best of luck.


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty

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Thank you for your question. At one month post-op you are still very swollen. It takes a year minimum for the swelling to really go down enough for you to see the end result. Please follow up with your surgeon if you have any concerns.

Recovery

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It takes weeks to months for all he swelling to subside following surgery.  It may take up to a year to see the final result.  Follow up with your surgeon as recommended so he can monitor your progress.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

Rhinoplasty Recovery Tip

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At 1 month, you are very early in your recovery period and the nose is expected to be quite swollen at this point.The majority of the swelling will resolve in 3-6 months, and will continue to resolve as your nose heals for up to 1-2 years. You have not reached your final shape as the nose will continue to heal and reduce in size for up to a year. Once it does reach its final shape you may be more pleased with the appearance of your nose.

Donald B. Yoo, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

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