Question: Is it normal to have Rhinoplasty swelling after Rhinoplasty

January 20th, 2014

I had a Rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago and my nose is still very swollen. How long is it normal to have rhinoplasty swelling after surgery?


Your concerns are valid but as all surgeons who do rhinoplasty would assure you, the truly may take 12-14 months or more depending in the extent of surgery, type of incision used and the patients anatomy (such as thick skin). I usually advise my patients with thick skin that more may need to be done so that surgical correction will show through the thickness of their skin. I would revisit your surgeon and have discussion again. Taping will help splint the lymphatic system till it can return to your presurgical state. This will take time.