Barely Swelling After Rhinoplasty, Normal?

I had a rhinoplasty done Wednesday, and it is now Saturday and I'm barely starting to swell. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 2

Minimal Swelling After Rhinoplasty

Dear Sbencomo,


Every patient is different and yes it is possible that you are of the fortunate ones who had minimal swelling after their surgery.


I recommend that you keep on resting and pursuing the same post-op ambulation.

Please do keep your surgeon in the loop of your progress.


Best of luck to you and congratulations on minimal swelling.

Dr. Sajjadian

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty Swelling Time Course

Typically most rhinoplasty patients (actually all facial plastic surgical patients) tend to swell for 48-72 hours at which point it starts to diminish. I would say you are very fortunate indeed  to have so little

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 154 reviews

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