Don't worry. We typically use AFRIN to decongest the nose and then suction all the crust /mucus out at your first post op visit. After that you'll breathe better but there will still be some swelling. You'll need periodic suctioning for the next several weeks. After that the crusting stops and you're breathing better!
Thank you very much for enquire.
It's too early to make value judgments with only one week 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.-
yes and yes. This is normal for this stage in the game. also..the surgeon will help clear the secretions and dried blood in the nostrils. Hope this helps. Good luck.Dr Vasisht
You are very early post-op and this is pretty normal. Once the splint is removed, the surgeon will give instructions on how to clean the nose and this should improve.