5 Months Post Op Open Revision Rhinoplasty and I Have Caught a Terrible Head Cold!

Dear Doctors, I have caught a terrible headcold and my nose does not stop running. I am constantly having to blow my nose (although I am careful when I do so) and now it's swollen. Will this cause cold and nose blowing cause any permanent damage? Will the swelling eventually go down? thank you.

Doctor Answers 4

Caught a cold after rhinoplasty.....

By 5 months things are stable.  Sorry you have a runny nose but don't worry about your surgery.

Tampa Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Upper respiratory infection after rhinoplasty

Catching a cold after a rhinoplasty can be a misterable feeling but it should have no long term ramifications on your surgical results. If it does not resolve within a reasonable time, you might want to go back to your physician to make sure you don't develop a sinus infection that would require antibiotics.

Scott Trimas, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Bad cold

Your surgery result will not be affected. See your internist or family doctor for some help!

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

5 months after rhinoplasty

I doubt that at 5 months after a rhinoplasty that you should have run into problems with your result if you are getting over a head cold.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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