Is this swelling or near enough to final result? (Photo)
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Changes in nasal shape after rhinoplasty
Due to the complex nature of the nose, swelling may take several months to resolve after a rhinoplasty. Most swelling resolves after two weeks, but the final swelling may take up to a year to subside. It is important to know that due to tissue trauma during surgery, there would be significant internal and external swelling. This swelling may causes nasal obstruction as well as widening of the nose. If you had your nasal surgery less than a month ago, this is very normal healing process of nasal surgery.
Swelling after rhinoplasty
This is likely related to swelling. 12 days is still very early. Be sure to express these changes to your surgeon, so he/she can best guide you.
Best wishes in your recovery,
Post Rhinoplasty Concerns
Dear fafa123, You are early in the recovery phase and as swelling dissipates changes will be seen in your result. If you do a side by side comparison I would also suggest using the same sides. See your surgeon for any questions or concerns and hopefully he/she can answer your questions and provide you some peace of mind. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.
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