Upper lip changed shape after rhinoplasty? (Photos)
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Lip Swelling Soon After a Rhinoplasty is Both Normal and Expected
Lip change after rhinoplasty
Upper lip changes immediately after rhinoplasty
There are certain techniques that can change the upper lip. Patients with smiles that pull the corners of their mouth upward and patients who develop a horizontal crease when they smile are also prone to have more changes in the upper lip. This can be seen by taken a photograph while you are smiling. Your surgeon should discuss these potential changes with you. Any concerns in the healing process should be brought to your surgeon's attention. Safety comes first.
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Swelling, some advices:
It's too early to make value judgments.
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.-
Upper lip higher after rhinoplasty
Thanks for your question and photos. Its is likely swelling. I would recommend your visit your surgeon and discuss what they think as maybe something was done that can be corrected with just massage. But your nose is certainly more upturned which has pulled some of the skin from your lip upwards. Seek advice from your Rhinoplasty surgeon. They should be best suited to answer your question.
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
@upperlip @rhinoplasty @docmata #drcarlosmata
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Upper Lip Change After Rhinoplasty
In all likelihood, your lip has changed due to swelling. This swelling can be persistent, and may take a month or more to subside.
Best of luck!
Rhinoplasty and Swollen Lip
Yes, in general, at one week you still probably have some swelling contributing to a swollen lip.
For specific questions like this and about your recovery, it is generally best to speak with your doctor or doctor’s representative – such as his or her nurse, or the physician on call for the practice.
You will likely get many different opinions from members of the RealSelf Community, but they have not physically seen or examined you, and nobody knows you or the circumstances better than your doctor.
If you feel you are not being listened to or you are doubting your doctor’s recommendations, then it is certainly within your rights to seek a second and get the advice from another board certified physician. This should be done through an in-person consultation.
Obviously, if you think that you are having a medical emergency or other serious problem, you should call 911 and/or go to your nearest emergency room.
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