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What to expect 3 weeks after rhinoplasty?

Asked anonymously on 4th May, 2022 at 11:27 am


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Dr. Viral Desai

22 years of experience

Hair Transplant Surgeon

Last edited on 6th May 2022 at 1:13 pm

Immediately after Rhinoplasty there will be dressing or plaster which will be applied on the nose and there will be swelling seen around the eye. This dressing or plaster is removed after 7 days after surgery and that time the patient can get idea of how the look and feel and final shape of the nose is going to be. There is going to be some swelling. Within these 7-10 days bruising around the eyes will get less. The patient will face some blockage of the nose and they have been told they have to mainly breath from the mouth for next 7-10 days. Then after 3 weeks the swelling completely vanishes from the face. There will be some swelling left on the nose which will take some time to go. The final shape of the nose takes approximately between 1-3 months. but in 3 weeks patients are presentable, they can go out, do light exercises and lead a normal life. Only thing they have to be careful of avoiding any trauma or injury to the nose.

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Dr. Leena Jain

9 years of experience

Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic Surgeon

Answered on 4th May 2022 at 11:34 am

3 weeks after rhinoplasty
Swelling reduces, may not disappear completely.
Plaster comes off
Suture line is dry

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Dr. Ayush Jain

14 years of experience

Plastic Surgeon

Last edited on 4th May 2022 at 11:33 am

After three weeks all oedema settles. All bruises almost gone . U can appreciate the change.

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Dr. Audumbar Borgaonkar

16 years of experience

Hair Transplant Surgeon

Last edited on 4th May 2022 at 11:30 am

Rhinoplasty is surgical correction of nose shape .
In initial 7-10 days a splint is applied.
In initial post operative period there is swelling.
After 3 wks swelling is reduced.
Final aesthetic result is seen in 3-6months.

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Dr. Ashwani Kumar

13 years of experience

Plastic Surgeon

Answered on 4th May 2022 at 11:29 am

Post 3 weeks after Rhinoplasty 
- All of your bruising in the under eye area will disappear
- There might be a bit of tip swelling which can be still persistent. 
- Avoid unnecessary touching and picking your nose to avoid displacement of nasal bones(osteotomy was done) and diced cartilages(if used)