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Is It Normal for my Nose to Be Swollen 9 Months After Rhinoplasty?

I had my rhinoplasty 9 months ago. The swelling of my nose seems to fluctuate by the day. Some days it looks really good and other days the opposite. It looks much less swollen... READ MORE

Can Heavy Lifting and Drinking Alcohol Permanently Ruin Rhinoplasty Results?

I had my first rhinoplasty last year. My doctor said I could resume heavy weight lifting after 2 weeks so I did but I noticed minor nasal swelling. Over the course of many... READ MORE

How Many Kenalog Injections Are Ideal After Rhinoplasty?

I had my first rhinoplasty last year and the doctor gave me a kenalog injection a week post-op and another 5 months later, but scar tissue started to form 2-3 months post-op. I... READ MORE

How Long Would It Take for Scar Tissue to Form After Rhinoplasty?

For instance, if two weeks after my rhinoplasty I started doing heavy lifting everyday and bleeding from that caused excess scar tissue, how long would it take for the scar... READ MORE

Should Certain Gym Exercises Be Restricted After Rhinoplasty?

This week marks two weeks since my revision rhinoplasty and my doctor says I can start lifting weights again. I know it is always recommended to keep your head above your heart... READ MORE

How Long Does Temporary Nasal Swelling Last After Exercising?

I had a minor rhinoplasty revision two weeks ago and returned to the gym yesterday with my doctor's approval. Prior to exercising, my nose was starting to look refined and... READ MORE

Recovering from Minor Rhinoplasty Revision

I am just shy of 3 weeks post-op. I had a minor revision in which the doctor removed a very small amount of cartilage from the bridge of my nose to make it smaller and removed... READ MORE

Will Taping my Nose Help Reduce Swelling Past Two Weeks if I'm Lifting Weights, Drinking Alcohol, or Having Lots of Sodium??

My doctor told me I only need to tape my nose for two weeks after getting the splint off. Should I do it for a longer period of time (another week, month, etc) if heavy weight... READ MORE

At What Point is Sun Exposure After Rhinoplasty No Longer a Concern?

I had my rhinoplasty revision 5 weeks ago and have been wearing sunblock (spf 100) on my nose almost always when I go out during the daytime. At what point after rhinoplasty... READ MORE

Do Steroid Injections (Cortisone) After Rhinoplasty Rid or Just Prevent Scar Tissue?

I am nearly 6 weeks post-op. My nose has looked fuller within the last week and it may be due to scar tissue. I am seeing my doctor next month (at 7.5 weeks post op) and am... READ MORE

Nose Looked Great 1 Week After Rhinoplasty but at 7 Weeks It's Puffy. Is This Normal?

My nose looked refined 1 week after rhinoplasty and stayed like that for the next month. At 5 weeks, the nose started to look puffy and fuller especially from the side. Why is... READ MORE

Is It Safe to Exercise After a Cortisone Injecton?

I am 7 weeks post-rhinoplasty and was given a cortisone injection today. Thirty minutes after the injection, I lifted heavy weights at the gym. Normally my nose feels fine... READ MORE

Why Do Steroid Injections After Rhinoplasty Only Provide Temporary Relief?

I'm two months post-rhinoplasty. I was given a cortisone injection a week after the operation and the swelling went way down but a few weeks later my nose got more swollen.... READ MORE

Should I Ask my Doctor for a Third Kenalog Injection (For Rhinoplasty)?

I've been given two kenalog injections since having a revision to remove excess scar tissue. One was given a week after the revision and the other was given 6.5 weeks later... READ MORE

Can Prolonged Swelling Affect the Final Outcome?

Can prolonged swelling from constantly exercising, having meals high in salt, etc affect the final outcome, such as by contributing to more scar tissue? READ MORE

Should I Still Be Wearing Sunscreen 3 Months After Rhinoplasty?

The only time I go outside is to walk a few blocks from my car to my office. Should I be wearing sunscreen for brief periods like this of being outside if it's been 3... READ MORE

Could Sun Exposure Be Causing Swelling over 3 Months After Rhinoplasty?

I started a new job 3 weeks ago and am on a bus for a 45 minute commute each way. I don't feel the sun shining on my face and it is often cloudy but is it is possible that... READ MORE

Can Prolonged Swelling Affect the Final Rhinoplasty Result?

I've seen a lot of doctors saying that high sodium diets may cause prolonged swelling after rhinoplasty. Can prolonged swelling/a high sodium diet affect the final result... READ MORE

At Four Months, Does This Look Like Swelling or Scar Tissue? (Photos)

I had a revision four months ago. I received kenalog at 1 and 6 weeks after surgery and each time the swelling went away temporarily and the nose shrunk and looked perfect. My... READ MORE

What Causes Fluctuations in Swelling After Rhinoplasty?

I've been told that sodium, alcohol, and sun exposure can cause more swelling after rhinoplasty. I strictly monitor my sodium intake, I rarely drink alcohol, and I wear a... READ MORE

When is the Latest That Scar Tissue Can Develop After a Rhinoplasty?

I had a revision nearly 6 months ago to remove scar tissue that developed after my primary rhinoplasty. So far no scar tissue has developed, possibly because I massage my nose... READ MORE

Sun Exposure from Windows Post Rhinoplasty?

I just moved to a new apartment and my bed is near a window. Even with the blinds closed, a little bit of light comes in. My nose has been looking slightly discolored lately (a... READ MORE