Why does my nose look swollen every morning after rhinoplasty?

Hello. I'm 7/8 months post op!!! I really like my new nose, but im noticing a pattern. i sleep with one pillow only every night (so not at a height) but when i wake up in the morning for at least one hour my nose is really swollen. Then it goes down and the swelling disappears. iv noticed this change only has happend since my surgery. is this normal??? during the day my nose looks fine, its just swollen in the morning. thanks.

Doctor Answers 1

Swelling

when you lie down at night the lymph drainage from your face back to your heart is not as efficient as when you are upright with gravity assisting - this will gradually settel by 12-18 months

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