Should I be concerned? Do I need to contact my surgeon about this? Is this part of the swelling?
Doctor Answers 3
"Extra 'meat' in nostril."
For now you should neither be worried about this (simply more swelling on that side than the other, pushing inside that nostril more), nor should you mess with this via Q-tip!
(And, BTW, it's not "meat" that you see, it's simply a clot of blood or swelling--pushing out your mucosa and cartilage--that will eventually be reabsorbed and/or form some scar tissue. So the more you fuss with it, the worse it could stick out permanently.)
Ask your surgeon the next time you see him or her, but don't make a special trip or continue to "clean" your nose. Let things heal, please. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
3 weeks and the nose is still swollen
3 weeks post op, some advices:
It's too early to make value judgments with only 3 weeks after a rhinoplasty.
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
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.-