How long before you know if you have a Q-deformity after alar reduction?
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Swelling , some advices:
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.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Post alar reduction deformity
depending on how much work was done with the rhinoplasty, you likely still have a lot of swelling that distorts your nose. Alarplasty, when done correctly, can have very nice results, but results do take time. Given that you also had a rhinoplasty at the same time, my guess (without photos) is that you still have significant swelling and I wouldn't make any judgements yet.