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swelling after septoplasty

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several wks/ months: I often tell my patients they should be able to notice a significant difference in the first couple of weeks. Rarely I do have patients that need seve ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
21 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
A : A standard septoplasty uses an internal incision and doesn't tylically lead to external nasal swelling. Talk to your surgeon about what type of dressi ... Read More
Dr. Robert Brueck
48 years experience Plastic Surgery
There : There is very little swelling on the outside if you are only having a septum done.The swelling on the septum should be gone for the most part in 3-4 w ... Read More
Dr. Leonard Grossman
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Most : Most of the swelling after a rhinoplasty is during the first 10 days and that is one of the reasons why a splint is placed on the nose. After the ini ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tucker
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Time: Keeping your head elevated will help, but mainly it just takes time.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Septoplasty swelling: Could make your nose look different but once the swelling goes down, you nose should be what it was prior to your procedure. If your nose is truly c ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Bemudez
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Septoplasty recovery: Hi, it's not unusual to have some nostril asymmetry after septoplasty, especially 3 days after your procedure. Make sure to check in with your doct ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Thanks for asking!: Not sure when the surgery was done, but i certainly recommend calling your surgeon to have that checked.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eugene Sidoti
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not unusual: Most people have fluid shifts on a daily basis. While we are awake and upright, fluids tend to shift to our lower extremities. When we lie down at nig ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Claudia Anglade
9 years experience Family Medicine
Follow up: It is very likely to have soft tissue and bony swelling for weeks after surgery distorting the normal anatomy. You should ideally discuss this concern ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Ask your surgeon: After only nine days I'm not surprised you still have some congestion, but there are other factors at play here. Please, direct thus question to your ... Read More
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