Rhinoplasty 6 months post-op swollen columella
If there is any concern, your should return to your surgeon for an assessment.
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
Post Rhinoplasty Swelling of the Columella
Dear dxb09, I would see your surgeon for a postoperative visit and evaluation. From the photographs included above it looks like the area you are discussing on the side of the columella is an incision issue and may need revision. If this just appeared recently and was not swollen before you may be having a reaction to suture or an ingrown hair it is hard to determine without direct examination. Best to see your surgeon for direct examination. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.