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A 24-year-old female asked:

Had genioplasty and rhinoplasty over a month now. still painful and swells up a lot! especially chin, hurts and very tense. i know it'll take time?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Call surgeon: Your postop care covers 90 days of follow-up care at no additional cost. It's included with your surgeries. So it's best to contact her/him, and find out what you can do to relieve the pain, and swelling, and to feel more comfortable during your healing. You need to find out how long this will last, so that you can have peace of mind, and plan other things you can do now to help it along.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Rhinoplasty: It takes at least a year to recover from rhinoplasty. At this point, things may feel a bit stiff as your body lays down collagen in the operated areas. It will soften with time. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon at your next postop visit.

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Last updated Oct 31, 2014

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