11 months after my Rhinoplasty and my nose is still severely swollen and I have hardened scar tissue. Is this normal? (photo)
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11 months after my Rhinoplasty and my nose is still severely swollen and I have hardened scar tissue. Is this normal?
Rhinoplasty at 11 months
Revision, some advices:
After having analyzed all the info and photos provided to us, i recommend to perform a Secondary Rhinoplasty (not a tip revision) this means (basically) treat the nasal bones and the nasal cartilages.
Therefore i would perform a narrowing of the nasal base (nose osteotomy) and alar and triangular cartilage shaping.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
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Swelling after rhinoplasty
The before pictures are important as well so a comparison can be made. It is unlikely that you will have much changes to your nose after 11 months. Generally most the swelling has subsided in 1 year. Your nose does appear to be mildly bulbous but it is not a bad result by any means. Some doctors inject steroids in the tip of the nose to reduce the swelling, however, it does carry risks of causing permanent damage to your nasal skin and indentation. Visit your surgeon for an evaluation. Best of luck, Dr. Michael Omidi
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
Nasal swelling after rhinoplasty.
At 11 months post surgery I would recommend that you continue to follow up with your primary surgeon. Some improvement may be noted using small doses of steroid or massage.
If you have lost confidence in your surgeon seek out another qualified Specialist in your area.
Secondary surgeries can be very satisfying when both doctor and patient are in agreement.
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