Swelling after Septorhinoplasty
It usually takes an entire year to see the final results of the
nose.The tip of the nose tends to be
the last part of the nose to heal.At 20
weeks, it’s probably too early to judge the appearance of the tip.However improvements in the dorsal hump can usually
be seen soon after surgery.It is best
to follow-up with your Plastic Surgeon for more specific questions.
I would wait about a year or until the swelling subsides before doing any type of revision. Best of luck.
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!
In terms of rhinoplasty and swelling, you are still early. At 20 weeks there can still be quite a bit of swelling in the nose. And as you point out, everyone heals at a different pace. I would continue to follow closely with your surgeon. Best of luck!
It is important to give it at least 9 months as the your doctor suggested. This we can be sure that everything you see is the final result and is not going to continue to change.This also gives the nose a chance to heal on its own and may be reduce overall swelling.
Swelling can persist for months after rhinoplasty.
Even at 20 weeks there can be a substantial amount of swelling that will interfere with a good aesthetic result. As long as the trend is favorable from month-to-month the best is to remain patient.
Dont worry too much. It takes 10 to 12 months to see final results. Keep your PS informed with your concerns.
It can take over a year for swelling to resolve. You probably have swelling in both the nasal hump and the nasal tip. I would recommend waiting before considering a revision. That will allow your surgeon to make the best decision on what to do and give you the best outcome. Good luck. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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!