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how long can rhinoplasty swolleness last?

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Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Rhinoplasty: It takes few months before it settles down.
Answered on Oct 10, 2012
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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Up to 5-6 months I tell my patients
Oct 9, 2012
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Short & Long term: 2 weeks will get a large part of the swelling and most bruising gone. Some swelling still remains at this point but most patients are able to return to work at that point. At one month, the majority of the swelling is gone, but subtle changes will continue for up to a year or so. Revision surgery has a longer period of swelling. Ask your rhinoplasty surgeon for details.
Answered on Jan 9, 2015
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Dr. Houtan Chaboki
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Rhinoplasty swelling: Most rhinoplasty swelling resolves within 2-4 weeks after surgery. After this initial period of healing, the nose continues to improve, but more slowly. The "final" swelling may take several months or a year to fully resolve.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Stephen Weber
24 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Recovery: There are two approaches to rhinoplasty. If all of the incisions are made inside the nose you will begin to have a very good idea of the ultimate shape after several weeks. If an incision is made across the base of the nose it can take 6 weeks to begin to see the final shape. Most swelling is gone at three months but the final result can take twelve months to be apparent.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Acute/longer: Acute swelling resolves in 2-3 weeks, but complete healing and resolution of all swelling takes a year or more. Most people take a week off work.
Answered on Aug 26, 2013

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