Worried my nose is not healing great 3 months post- op. Any suggestions? (photos)
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Tip Swelling 3 Months Post Rhinoplasty
The nasal tip may remain swollen for over a year following rhinoplasty surgery.
If you're not comfortable with the opinion of your surgeon, you may consider getting a second opinion. Digital photos are not a substitute for an examination, but your nose looks swollen in the photos you posted - and all swelling eventually dissipates.
Hope this is helpful.
Nasal tip swelling at three months
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Rhinoplasty recovery: the first few months
A majority of the swelling will go down in this period of time, depending on a few factors:
1. Revision cases may have more swelling
2. Extensive cartilage grafting may have more swelling, especially rib cartilage.
3. Thick skin will take longer to settle down
4. Heat/Sun/Salt/Strenuous activity will increase swelling.
As the swelling goes down, it may happen on one side before the other. And the tip (even if it was not changed in surgery) is always the last area to refine and show its result.
It's important to discuss with your surgeon the recovery process. Be sure to keep all of your follow-up appointments as this is the best way to optimize to reach a safe and happy outcome.
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