How long does it take for Cartilage Grafts to heal in primary rhinoplasty? (photo)
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Swelling after rhinoplasty
The nose may be swollen for 12-18 months after rhinoplasty. Having said that, however, there are times when unwanted scar tissue can build up in the nose and one of the most common areas is above the tip. This can be treated with steroid injections to help minimize the inflammation that leads to the scar tissue. These injections may need to be performed a few times, but are very effective in most cases. You should definitely speak to your rhinoplasty surgeon to discuss this issue.
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