Is it normal for my nose to not move at all when smiling or making faces 3 months post op after Rhinoplasty?
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It is not uncommon to have such issues for several months after your rhinoplasty. As always, It is best to address these issues with your physician for guidance. In most cases the nose will continue to "settle" into its new appearance for several months and even up to a year after your surgery.
3 months post op, some advices:
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.-
Nose not moving
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Sincerely, James Fernau, MD, FACS
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Stiff nose after rhinoplasty
Thank you for your question. It is normal for the nose to feel stiff after rhinoplasty and it is also normal for upper lip to feel stiff as well. Over time, the upper lip should soften and feel more normal. Of course, we don't know the details of your surgery so mention it to your surgeon but what you're experiencing is commonly seen and should resolve. Good luck
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