Since my rhinoplasty two months ago I am much more swollen on the left side of my nose than the right. How normal is this and should the swelling fade enough so the nose will look more symmetric? How long will this take?
I would say at this point, two months post-op, that the swelling is not so much swelling as it is an asymmetry of the nasal bones of the bridge. You can still treat this area with steroid injections to see if it improves in case there is any scar tissue in the area and obviously if there is not much of an improvement then the only thing that can be done is some surgical correction whereby the fuller nasal bone area can be either re-set and/or rasped or filed down. The other option is to build up the opposite side with something like injections of Radiesse.
Posted by Anthony Bared, MD, FACS