My nose didn't swell up after rhinoplasty?
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Closed rhinoplasty and healing
- First of all congratulations on your satisfaction with your early result. Enjoy it.
- The edema, swelling, numbness and way the nose feels when you touch it will change over the next months.
- Protection from being bumped by a pet/friend/athletic endeavor and sunscreen are two ways to avoid problems in this early period.
MINIMAL SWELLING AFTER RHINOPLASTY
Dear askigquestions, Many times patients will not have excessive swelling after rhinoplasty and the splint helps keep the swelling to a minimum. You may see some swelling occur after the removal of the splint and this will dissipate over the coming months. Follow up with your surgeon he/she knows best what your expected result should be. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.
Post- rhinoplasty swelling
Thank you for your question. It is not uncommon to have swelling and possibly some asymmetries early in the post-rhinoplasty recovery phase. It is usually six months before you will see the end results. At that time, any concerns should be evaluated with your facial plastic surgeon. Best of luck!
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