Rhinoplasty revision? Advice should I? (photos)

2days ago I went to surgeon to take cast off. Went home and noticed slight bruising on bridge on nose this is where I asked him to take some hump away and straighten my nose. Is this normal swelling also i had a graph put inside my nose so that I can breath better to stop it from collapsing on the left side. Also do you think there's a slight bump on the side view that needed to taken down more. Also I don't want a dorsal hump to grow again. Btw the pictures arent that good Thank you opinions?

Doctor Answers 4

Rhinoplasty revision

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At this point, it is much too early to make a determination.  The nose will always have swelling at this stage.  Be patient and follow closely with your plastic surgeon.  I bet it will settle down on its own.  Good luck!


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Hello.  It's difficult to make any definitive diagnosis so soon after a rhinoplasty.  You should expect swelling in the immediate postoperative period (which can last up to 2-3 weeks after surgery).  However, there will be some persistent swelling that will last many months, though the majority of the swelling should be gone by 2-4 months.  The best advice is to keep  your regularly scheduled followups with your surgeon to track your healing.  Take care.

Kenneth Yu, MD
San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon
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If you just had your surgery done, you still have a lot of swelling on your nose, by this time maybe you have another 50% of swelling to go away, and takes time for that swelling to go away, it may take about 3 months for another 25% of the swelling to go away, and it takes a full year before you can see the final results. So at this time if you see a small difference or a small bump on your nose, that is not the final result, be patient and wait to see the final results.

Recovering from rhinoplasty and evaluating your result

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Recovering from rhinoplasty is a healing process. Part of that process is waiting for swelling to go down to see your result

In the first 6-8 weeks the majority of swelling will go down. Over the next 6-9 months you'll experience a downward trending rollercoaster of swelling going up and down depending on your exposure to heat, sun, or salt. At one year, you're close to your final result; however, the nose is known to continue healing and refining by very small amounts for years after that. So at less than 2 weeks, you're very early in the healing process.

The swelling commonly goes down in an uneven way. First one side and then the other goes down, which may give the appearance of a crooked nose until the other side catches up. The tip is the last area to settle down. It's important to follow your surgeon's instructions and keep your follow-up appointments so your surgeon can track your progress toward a safe and happy outcome. Safety comes first. 

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