4 weeks post op, my nose bridge started to swell. Is this normal?
2 years ago
I got an open rhinoplasty almost 4 weeks ago. I had cartilage put in my nose bridge to make the nose bridge higher. Yesterday, my nose bridge was fine and had very little swelling. However, this morning, I woke up to a throbbing sensation in my nose bridge and when I looked at my nose in the mirror, some of the nose bridge was swollen. Apparently the bones are set around this time in the recovery process and I also didn't knowingly hit it or bump it. Also, I got my surgery in South Korea.
Doctor Answers 1
Swelling in the bridge
This sudden change along with throbbing could be a sign of an infection and you may want to consult a plastics surgeon as soon as possible.
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