Should I be concerned about this? It has been 6 months since I had surgery. I had a bump on my bridge. My nostrils look uneven and I don't like that bump on my right nostril. I don't feel proud to be in public and feel more embarrassed about this new nose.
Uneven Swelling 6 Months Post-Op Rhinoplasty, Should I be Concerned? (photo)
Doctor Answers 6
Rhinoplasty concerns after surgery.
You should return to your surgeon to discuss a possible revision as I don't think the bump on the photos will go away. He can feel it and tell you what he thinks and when a revision would be done. If you are not satisfied get a second opinion.
Swelling After Rhinoplasty
It is normal to have some residual swelling especially in the first months and up to a year after a rhinoplasty. This is all part of a normal post operative rhinoplasty course of wound healing. In patients who have had secondary rhinoplasty, have thick skin, of ethnic origin, or males, they have a tendency to have swelling significantly longer. That is entirely normal. However, in most patients, most swelling is gone in 6-8 weeks except for very subtle nasal tip swelling.
Uneven Swelling 6 Months Post Rhinoplasty
Without an examination it is difficult to tell if the fullness on the right side will resolve and the nostril asymmetry improve. Having waited 6 months after your rhinoplasty, this is a good time to discuss this with your surgeon to determine if a minor revision will be necessary.
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Uneven Swelling 6 Months Post-Op Rhinoplasty, Should I be Concerned?
At 6 months, most of the post Rhinoplasty swelling may have subsided and the results should be discussed with your Rhinoplasty Surgeon, IMHO.
Rhinoplasty - 6 mo
At 6 months, the initial swelling from your surgery are resolved and you are close to seeing your final result. I would recommend going back to your surgeon to have a discussion about your concerns. I'm sure he/she would be happy to talk to you and discuss your options at this point.
Dr. Catherine Begovic M.D.