What are the signs of swelling on the bridge of the nose post open rhinoplasty? How should it feel?

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Normal post op

Thank you very much for enquire.

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.
Kind regards, 
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-  


Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling post rhinoplasty

In general, the swelling will slightly distort the look of your nose (or seriously distort depending on how long ago you had your surgery) and when you press on the tissue, you'll feel a compression or tightness. Hope this helps.

Kindly,

Kouros Azar

Kouros Azar, MD
Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
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Hey, Niki, we need more info to help you.

Sorry to hear that you're looking for a revision. If you post photos and ask specific questions, and show what you're unhappy with, we might be able to help!

See the "Web reference" link, just below my post. At the *very* bottom of that page is a link to instructions on taking photos that are most useful for online consultations like this.

Steven M. Denenberg, MD
Omaha Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Post op swelling

Swelling after surgery will typically present itself as compressible tissue.  If you gently apply pressure to the bridge of the nose, you will feel the soft tissue compress beneath.  This can take up to 6-12 months to completely resolve.  

Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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