SWELLING OF NASAL DORSUM AND THE NASAL TIP AREA ARE FREQUENTLY A CAUSE OF CONCERN TO A PATIENT.
Four stages of Swelling seen in my practice with External Approach Rhinoplasty
STAGE 1. Minimal swelling at the removal of cast (As seen below right)
STAGE 2. within 24 hours the nose swells (As seen below Right) .
STAGE 3. This swelling dissipates in about 3 months to the level seen when the nasal cast & dressing comes off.
STAGE 4. Approximately 9-12 months when the swelling and healing are close to complete.
6 weeks after a surgery necessitated by an accident at age 5.
A conservative septoplasty performed when she was 9 was unable to address the nasal blockage.
A Grade II Cosmetic result with excellent functional outcome. Dorsum not reduced completely due to severely compromised septal integrity from the trauma & previous surgery. It would be interesting to see at the end of one year how the dorsum fares.
External Approach Septo-Rhinoplasty & Tip-plasty.
8 weeks after surgery
Post-traumatic nasal blockage and Dorsal irregularities and hump.
Grade II pleasing Cosmetic result and satisfying Functional results.
External Approach Septorhinoplasty & Tip Plasty