I had open rhinoplasty about 3 weeks ago. And my nose is still swollen. One nostril seems higher than the other. Is it normal? Is it caused by swelling? I am worried about it.
I Had Rhinoplasty 3 Weeks Ago and One Nostril is Higher Than Other. Is It Because of Swelling?
Doctor Answers 4
It could be temporary swelling distorting nostrils
Only 3 weeks after rhinoplasty procedure you can expect a lot of swelling. Any type of irregularities, unevenness is to be expected. You should consult your surgeon any time you have concerns regarding your procedure. The recovery process takes up to one year, so you need to be very patient and I hope you will get the best results ever.
Takes Time Be Patient
Swelling three weeks after any rhinoplasty is normal. It is too soon to tell if the nostril asymmetry will resolve or need revision MANY months later.
Nostril issues after rhinoplasty
First, there most likely was some asymmetry before surgery as this is the case for the majority of people. At this point, you will probaly have to wait until the swelling subsides to see if it looks better. You may want to touch base with your surgeon.
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