Swelling after nose surgery divides into 3 types:
- Swelling of the skin
- False swelling
Swelling of the nose occurs due to rising skin from nasal skeleton and procedures during surgery.
This kind of swelling is as increasing fluids between cells and is also as an inflammatory response to recovery damaged area. This swelling will be faded more rapid than other kind of swelling and lasts for about 1 to 3 months. Thick skins (fleshy noses) have more fluids and has a prolonged swelling. All post op cares are done to reduce this kind of swelling.
False swelling, lasts for a long time. All procedures is done to reduce size of nasal skeleton and then extra skin to the new skeleton. In big noses, high amount of bone and cartilage is removed and so, more false swelling occurs. Thick skin has less flexibility and will have more swelling after surgery.
This kind of swelling lasts 9 months to 2 years, and patients should tape first months of surgery.
Fibrosis swelling occurs when swelling is not removed completely, and also called keloid or excess meat. This swelling may remain for ever, in this situation, surgeons prescribe corticosteroid injection to remove swelling.