Is there a correlation between going back to work and nose swelling up?
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Post Surgical Swelling
Hello,This is a good question that is commonly asked in my practice. Yes, it's absolutely normal to have variable, intermittent swelling when the splints are removed after rhinoplasty. The swelling fluctuates at different times of day (can increase with activity) and is usually asymmetrical. The nose will look deviated and asymmetric until the swelling subsides. If you liked your nose when the splints came off, you are very likely to like your appearance again when the swelling subsides. At fourteen days post op, there is roughly 20% of the swelling still present. The same rules generally apply for the inside of the nose as well. Your surgeon can reassure you regarding these issues the next time you see him.Regards,
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