Almost 20 weeks post op from septorhinoplasty and I still have obvious swelling in my dorsal area
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Swelling after Septorhinoplasty
Thank you for your question. Here at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery we always advice our Rhinoplasty patients that full recovery takes approx. 12 months. At that time we would address additional Rhinoplasty procedures for correction if needed. Everyone does heal at different paces.
Keep following up with your surgeon and keep open communication.
Best of Luck!
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Dont Worry, its normal
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Swelling after rhinoplasty
I tell patients that the changes after rhinoplasty can take nearly a year to settle. It is not at all uncommon in rhinoplasty patients to have swelling after 20 weeks in any area, but usually under the tip and above the dorsum. Any revisions I feel should generally not be done until after 12 months. Only your surgeon will know what was done. Patient also with thicker skin will also have more swelling in the postop period. Hope this helps and good luck!
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