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Bridge swelling after rhinoplasty

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy White
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
See plastic surgeon: Most of the swelling is down by a year. This might be an anatomic issue that needs more surgery or scar tissue that can be addressed with a steroid in... Read More
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
This is unusual: Your swelling should be resolved by one year. I would return to your surgeon and ask them for advice.
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
See your surgeon: Stay healthy and hydrated, avoid smoking, and see your surgeon if you are still experiencing swelling. They can check for a cause or sometimes use med... Read More

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Best reference : Remains your surgeon who can clarify if related or not to surgery. If not related trying to find an actual cause for your pain would be advisable and ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Post op care: Please follow your post operative care instructions. If allowed, a cool compress may be applied. Watch for signs of infection, trouble breathing and p... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Probably swelling: Don't worry as swelling in the first months is common. It takes a year for all of the swelling to resolve.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Sounds unusual: But the best person to ask is your surgeon. This is not at all normal and should be evaluated.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Some doctors recommend massage after rhinoplasty. It is important to follow your surgeon's postop advice.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Some people do experience reactions to nasal steroid sprays such as rhinitis, mucosal swelling and even angioedema.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Saline nasal washes : Can help, your sense of smell will return on its own, may take sometime. As for the nasal swelling, you may want to revisit the ENT specialist who per... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Rhinoplasty postop: After rhinoplasty it is imperative to keep your head elevated and to use cool compresses. These two things will help reduce and avoid excessive edema ... Read More

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