If the surgeon uses structural technique in rhinoplasty, what are the chances the nose will deform weeks/months/years later?
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Structure technique in rhinoplasty
This is opposed to reductive rhinoplasty which refers to removing cartilage and bone to make the nose smaller and potentially weaker.
In full disclosure, I perform structure rhinoplasty, because I have seen breathing issues, pinching and shrinking after reductive rhinoplasty. If the grafts are too large in structure rhinoplasty, the nose can be excessively wide. With poor technique grafts can warp or be visible. Putting in grafts does make the surgery longer. The recovery may also be longer. However, it is well worth a long-lasting result.
It is always a good idea to ask your surgeon about their techniques and what to expect in the recovery both immediately after surgery and in the long run. Safety comes first.
Swelling , some advices:
It's too early to make value judgments at this point of your post op.
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
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