I just had Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty. Should I tell my doctor or wait 3 weeks till my next visit?
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3 weeks post op, some advices:
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.-
If you have a concern it is always best addressed by your surgeon sooner rather that later. It is most likely swelling related however, there may be some crusts or other normal aspects of the healing process that your surgeon may be able to address and alleviate your issue.
Nasal Obstruction after a Rhinoplasty
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I know you are still probably feeling miserable so soon after a septorhinoplasty, but just have patience. It is normal to be VERY swollen at this point and normal to still not be able to breathe well. Give it time. Rest and heal.Best of luck,
It's not uncommon to have congestion shortly after rhinoplasty. Surgery and splints cause swelling and can make breathing difficult. As this resolves the airway usually opens and breathing is much improved. Still I would suggest speaking with your surgeon as nasal medications can help expedite this process.