Thick Skinned Nose - bad swelling even after steroid injections and 10 weeks post op. Is this normal?
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A thick skinned nose may take a year to show it's final result.
Thanks for your question. Thick skinned, oily noses tend to take more time to settle down after rhinoplasty. It will take up to a year for your nasal tip to settle down back to "normal." Your surgeon appears to be appropriately aggressive in the way he/she wants your tip to progress more rapidly in the resolution of it's swelling. By your RealSelf name "tennisplayer15" I assume you are quite active. Remember that any activity that increases your heart rate will increase your blood pressure. Anything that increases your blood pressure will increase swelling in your nose. If after a game of tennis, or cardio/weights at the gym, your nose seems more swollen, then I typically recommend a couple of hours of post play icing. My patients find that this is fairly helpful.
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