Will PDS plate after revision rhinoplasty increase swelling?

Hello. I had my revision rhinoplasty done 8 days ago. And I just found out that doctor used RDS plate this time in my nose. My nose looks very swollen, I think even more then after first procedure (done about 15 months ago). Should I prepare for a longer recovery process? Will swelling last longer because of this plate? Last time it took about 3 months for my nose to look semi normal. Thanks for your time.

Doctor Answers 2

Will PDS plate after revision rhinoplasty increase swelling?

Hard to know if this is a factor.

The nose can be swollen for up to a year or more. Swelling will depend upon the nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness of skin, open vs closed, revision vs primary, etc.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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PDS Plate Should Not Delay Healing

PDS plate is a pliable absorbable plate that will dissolve over a couple of months. It is most commonly used on the septum during a revision rhinoplasty. I have used a PDS plate many times and I have not found that delays healing or prologues swelling.

Jonathan Kulbersh, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
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