Archive for February 25th, 2009

Is fluctuating swelling, redness, or bluish discoloration normal a year after Revision Rhinoplasty? Will it go away?

February 25th, 2009 | Category: Revision Rhinoplasty,Rhinoplasty Recovery

We were recently asked this question by someone who was understandably worried about these persistent symptoms about one year after a revision rhinoplasty. She wondered whether steroid injection would still work at this stage.

While discoloration is admittedly unusual at this stage, the key to this question is fluctuation. If swelling and redness were persistent and not getting better, we would be concerned about a possible low grade infection or chronic inflammatory condition, especially if there were a graft of foreign material placed in the nose. When swelling or discoloration fluctuates between being present and then going away, we are not nearly as concerned. Read more

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