Archive for January 25th, 2008

It has been 3 weeks since my surgery and my nose looks crooked. Should I be worried?

January 25th, 2008 | Category: Rhinoplasty Recovery

It is hard to answer that question without examining you. But, there is usually no cause for serious concern.

If your nose was crooked before, it may remain slightly crooked after. Making a crooked nose completely straight is one of the hardest things to do in Rhinoplasty. So, while our goal is perfection, we sometimes have to be satisfied with ‘just almost’. In most cases, the appearance is due to asymmetric swelling more on one side than the other. This will subside and improve with time, but only time will tell the degree of improvement.

Our best advice is to ask your surgeon because he or she is most familiar with your case and can explain what was done during your surgery and what you can expect in the future. Sometimes, further interventions will be recommended such as massage, steroid injection, or minor revisions down the road that can lead to further improvements.