Does the positioning of a rhinoplasty splint affect the final result?
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1 week post op, some advices:
Thank you very much for enquire.
It's too early to make value judgments. 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. Kind regards, Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Yes, the position of the splint can influence the final result. That being said, your "ever so slight" crooked splint is less likely however. At the time of splint removal, it is not uncommon to have swelling and asymmetries that will improve over time. Follow up with your surgeon.