Will my nose shape change? Post rhinoplasty (Photo)
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1 week 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.-
Change of nose shape after rhinoplasty
Thank you for your question and photographs.I would consult your surgeon seeing as every surgeon has a slightly different after care protocol. You nose will continue to change slightly and settle to its final shape and size over the course of the next 12-18 months as the swelling begins to resolve. I would definitely refrain from any activities that could increase the likelihood of trauma to your nose while you are healing. Other than that, just continue to follow your surgeons post op instructions and your nose should be fine.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
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You nailed it. The first six weeks post operatively it is important to follow your surgeons instructions as during this time the bones are healing and the nose is settling into place. Often times instructions vary from surgeon to surgeon and depend on what was done during the procedure - however good guidelines involve avoiding any outdoor, heavy activities (like going to the gym, swimming, diving, etc) for at least 4 weeks. Remember, when in doubt, contact your surgeons office and they will be more than happy to guide you on your recovery. Enjoy your nose! Best of luck.
Will my nose shape change? Post rhinoplasty
ONLY 8 days! Healing takes months as does the reduction of swelling.........Discuss this swelling post rhinoplasty concepts with your operative surgeon.