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Columella swelling after rhinoplasty

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 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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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 36 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 44 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.
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 36 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 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
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Variable: Some people barely bruise, while others bruise a lot. The bruises usually resolve in weeks. Most swelling is gone in months, but entire swelling takes... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 23 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Some doctors recommend massage after rhinoplasty. It is important to follow your surgeon's postop advice.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Speak: With your plastic surgeon re recovery time as he or she can discuss the details of the procedure with you
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Not too long: If present, it usually is much better after 3-4 days. Keep your head elevated and use ice for the first 2-3 days after surgery to reduce the swelling... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Some people do experience reactions to nasal steroid sprays such as rhinitis, mucosal swelling and even angioedema.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
Rhinoplasty: You should follow your surgeon's postop instructions. Take pain medications as needed.
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