Nose Job Rhinoplasty wrote:I had my rhinoplasty in Dec 2011, therefore its been 5 months. My nose looks rounder and plumpier than my old nose.... how can I tell if this is swelling or the new nose shape?? Please help, would love to hear from anyone who can advise me on this.
If you had an open surgery, (where they cut the collumella) then you may have 18 months of swelling. Meaning it will come and go and change all the way till 18 months post op. That is not to say that you won't luck out and have less time for swelling, but your nose can change all the way up to that time with an open procedure. A closed surgery is different. Less swelling to begin with but the Dr. is limited in what he can see and do. Everything is done through the nostrils.