Nose right after surgery. Any suggestions?
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Swelling after rhinoplasty
J - without any pictures or knowing what was done in your surgery, it's hard to say. That being said, keep your head up. 7 weeks is not a long period of time, and often times the swelling in the nose can continue to alter how it looks for 3-4 months as it resolves! Different parts of the nose have different tissues, and, after surgery, the lymphatic drainage is altered. This leads to asymmetric resolution of swelling. It will continue to change, don't despair. Continue to keep your doc up to date on the changes that are on going as sometimes if swelling is persisting in one area he may be able to adjust it with different office interventions such as injections, etc. Best of luck!
2 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.-
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Swelling after rhinoplasty typically takes a long time to completely resolve. During the process the nose can often appear crooked and deviated due to asymmetric resolution of edema, etc. I recommend you stay the course and hopefully all will be well. Good luck!
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