Is this bump on the side of my nose/cheek normal after one month septorhinoplasty turbinate reduction? (Photos)
Doctor Answers 3
one side swelling after rhinoplasty may be a sign of seroma or hematima which can quickly be treated in the office.
Check with your surgeon
You obviously have more swelling on one side than the other. It is unclear why you have so much more on the one side than the other. Best to be evaluated in person.
You are very early in your recovery period and the nose is expected to be quite swollen at this point.The swelling during this time is rarely symmetric. One side will always resolve more quickly than the other. The majority of the swelling will resolve in 3-6 months, and will continue to resolve as your nose heals for up to 1-2 years. You have not reached your final shape as the nose will continue to heal and reduce in size for up to a year. Once it does reach its final shape you may be more pleased with the appearance of your nose.
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