17 days post op septoplasty and rhinoplasty. Any suggestions?

Crooked collumella still looks the same after surgery from underside view and one large drooping nostril front view. Very uneven nostrils.

Doctor Answers 3

17 days post op, some advices:

Thank you very much for enquire. It's too early to make value judgments with only 17 days after a rhinoplasty. 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. Kind regards,  Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Still Crooked after 17 days

Thanks for your question, hope the rest of your healing is going well.  Not seeing any photos is hard to exactly get the whole picture of what is going on.  However,  you are still very early on in your healing.  Slight deformities could be due to swelling, sutures that remain in place.  Please see your surgeon as soon as possible, a lot of time direct massaging, taping or splinting in that area is all that is needed.  Hopefully you can avoid a revision surgery. Good luck.

Paul E. Goco, MD
Nashville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty post op

It is difficult to assess without having seen a picture of what you are describing.  However, you are still very early on in your healing process so be patient and wait until all swelling goes down.  Also, I would recommend that you see your surgeon and discuss your concerns with him/her.  

Sunny Park, MD, MPH
Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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