My upper lip lift looks amazing, and surgery was 4 wks ago, but my nostrils and the cartilage that separates the nostrils on the outside and the inside of my nose is as swollen as it was the very first week of surgery. It makes my nose look very BIG and I'm really looking forward to this going down. Dr. said allow 4 months. For the first 2 weeks I slept w/head elevated but not anymore. I notice that when I sleep flat on my back w/ a pillow, in the morning my nose and face is even more swollen.