Why does my nose swelling after rhinoplasty using osteotomy?
How long does swelling last?
How can I reduce swelling?
Today, we are going to explain on this subject.
There are several reasons why swelling occurs after osteotomy, but the main reason is because periosteum that covers up bone tears off.
Bone receives nutritional supply from the blood vessels of periosteum. Periosteum is a very thin membrane that is tightly adhered to the bone. If periosteum is not artificially tugged up during osteotomy, periosteum is removed along with the bone, making the nose swell extensively.
General osteotomy causes gradual swelling in nose and face for up 2 ~ 3 days after the surgery.
After 3 days, the swelling starts to disappear slowly, which is because exudates from the operation site is absorbed to lymph system and collected blood is absorbed as well.
In about 1 week, most of the swelling disappears, leaving your face a little puffy in the mirror.
It takes about 1 ~ 2 months more for the swelling to disappear completely and your face to return to normal.
How can the swelling after osteotomy be reduced?
This article is from Dr. Jin Hong Ryul