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Columella swelling after rhinoplasty

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
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Follow directions: Follow your doctors directions! I usually suggest ice water soaked eye pads on the eyes and keeping your head elevated for a week. I also suggest a... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Head not neck elevat: To minimize immediate postoperative swelling for the first several nights it is essential to sleep with your head elevated above the level of your hea... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
Dentistry 42 years experience
Ice and meds: You should always follow your surgeons advice but generally ice and nsaids medication offer the best chance at reducing the swelling.
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Follow directions: Make sure to follow your doctors directions fully. Also, keep the head elevated, avoid salt and other things that lead to water retention, and apply i... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Head not neck elevat: To minimize immediate postoperative swelling for the first several nights it is essential to sleep with your head elevated above the level of your hea... 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.
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Bump After Nose Job: Bumps after nose surgery rhinoplasty can be from persistent swelling, residual bone or cartilage. By 8 weeks, swelling should be settling nicely, but ... Read More
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Rhinoplasty: It could be either. Discuss these issues with your surgeon at your next postop visit.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Generally, bruising is gone after 10-14 days. Most swelling is gone in 3-4 weeks although the last bit of swelling may take several months to fully re... Read More
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
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 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 female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
If : If you have any bruising after your rhinoplasty, it should resolve after about 2 weeks. The swelling takes a little longer and depends a lot on your s... Read More
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.

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