Category Archives: Healing/Recovery

How long will the swelling occur for Asian Rhinoplasty removal?

Q: How long will the swelling occur for Asian rhinoplasty removal (without any replacement) and what if I also want to inject a small amount of filler for subtle changes (how long will the swelling occur)? A: A number of … Continue reading

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After removal of the implant and graft, will I be able to push my nose up and side-to-side? Will my nose collapse?

Q: Hello. I had a silicon implant and cartilage graft rhinoplasty about 1.5 years ago. I am unable to touch my nose as carelessly as I could before b/c the tip is hard and won’t move in certain ways. After … Continue reading

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What happens if I wear glasses after septorhinoplasty?

Q: Can this affect my breathing? It’s been a week and a half since my surgery and I thought wearing glasses would be okay after the first week. I’ve noticed these dents on the bridge of my nose though, my … Continue reading

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What is the likelihood that I will vomit after rhinoplasty?

Q: My surgery is scheduled for Friday May 30th, and my biggest fear is vomiting post op. My Dr. is loading me up with anti-nausea meds including the patch to wear on my neck. Will this reduce the chance that … Continue reading

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Which has more swelling? Primary surgery or removal of implant and grafts?

Q: 2.5 months post op after open rhino. Goretex on dorsum and nasal septum was harvested for tip height and added ear cartilage for projection. I am planning to have all these removed since I don’t want anymore unnatural implant … Continue reading

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I have a bump and line in the middle of my nose after rhinoplasty. How did this happen and can it be fixed?

Q: I had rhinoplasty about 4 months ago but I started noticing a bump and a horizontal line developing in the middle of my nose. This wasn’t much initially because of the swelling I guess, but it became more obvious … Continue reading

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11 days post op – Crease of nostril bleeding after crying, should I be worried?

Q: I’m 11 days post op and found out some bad news and cried for ~ 2 hours. After I saw the crease of my left nostril where my outer stitches were is slightly open and bleeding. This was the … Continue reading

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Question About Splints and Packing After Rhinoplasty?

Q: Do all surgeons put splints into a nose after rhinoplasty that consisted of breaking bones, removing a bump from the top of the nose, making the nose narrower, and straighten the nose? Why would you and why would you … Continue reading

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How long should an out of town patient stay in the area after rhinoplasty with rib grafting?

Q: I am a 19-year-old Asian female from Singapore. I want to fly to CA to have rhinoplasty with rib grafting since I have thick skin and a flat nose. How long should I stay in the area after the … Continue reading

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Why is smoking such an issue in cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery?

Besides the links to many cancers and health problems, smoking is problematic for patients undergoing cosmetic, dermatologic or plastic surgery because it impairs proper wound healing. Skin has an intricate blood supply that is provided mainly by something called the … Continue reading

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