Monday, December 2, 2019

How long does swelling last after revision rhinoplasty?

When discussing revision rhinoplasty with my Houston patients, a common question frequently arises. Patients want to know how long does swelling last after revision rhinoplasty. This is dependent on numerous factors but in general, swelling after revision rhinoplasty lasts longer than with primary rhinoplasty. There is a whole new layer of scar tissue deposited over the old layer of scar tissue with revision rhinoplasty. When I see a revision rhinoplasty patient back at 3 months postoperatively, their amount of swelling is equivalent to a primary rhinoplasty at 1 month. The wound healing process is less predictable and if more grafts are needed, this can lead to more swelling. If the patient has thick skin, this is also a predictor of prolonged swelling after revision rhinoplasty.

Dr. Funk is a top revision rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.