A 34-year-old female asked:
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can nose be still swollen after 1 year after rhinoplasty ?

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Dr. Adam Hamawy
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Up to a year: Swelling can last up to a year after having a rhinoplasty but rarely longer than that. That is why that you won't realize your actual results until about 12 months after surgery once the swelling has resolved.
Answered on Apr 6, 2016
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Swelling usually takes 6 months to a year to resolve after rhinoplasty. Most surgeons will not perform revision surgery until all swelling resolves. There are some patients that can have swelling for longer. Check with your plastic surgeon first. You may be slow to heal. If you feel you would like a second opinion, its reasonable to get one at this time.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Jeremy White
15 years experience Plastic Surgery
1 Yr for Nose Edema: Swelling has usually gone down completely by 1 year. That is not to say that you cannot continue to see changes, particularly shrinking, in the nasal shape many years later! if your nose is still swollen significantly, you might want to revisit your surgeon.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: There can still be subtle swelling at one year after rhinoplasty. It can go up and down related to water retention. If you are concerned see your surgeon. Sometimes a low dose steroid can be injected to decrease it.
Answered on Nov 22, 2013
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Dr. Evan Sorokin
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Short answer is yes: Swelling from rhinoplasty takes a very long time to resolve. It easily can take a year and sometimes may take longer. I would speak with your surgeon and if not getting an explanation you like get a second opinion in person. Good luck!
Answered on May 8, 2019
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Dr. Janet Turkle
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Possible, but...: Usually, at a year post operatively, most of the swelling has resolved.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Probably: Just swollen. Hopefully the surgeon gave you the look you wanted. All the best.
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