Is this normal old blood 5 weeks post op or infection? Rhinoplasty. (photo)
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Is this normal old blood 5 weeks post op or infection? Rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty - Recovery First
Thanks for your question and photo. I am not sure what to make of the photo. It is rare to be bleeding longer than one week after surgery. the brown stuff can be old blood. I would recommend being seen by another surgeon covering for your doctor or a local ER. You may benefit from CT scan to make sure you do not have fracture in one your bones that has not healed properly. Seek medical care sooner rather than later. good Luck!
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
@rhinoplasty @drainage @docmata #drcarlosmata
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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5week post op, some advices:
It's too early to make value judgments with only 5 weeks after a rhinoplasty.
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.
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