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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Should I be looking in to steroid injections prior to a rhinoplasty?

    I recently had rhinoplasty to correct a poly deformity and three months on I am finding the swelling distorts my bridge to appear almost identical to prior the procedure. My surgeon is extremely unhelpful with any correspondence.
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    Dr Sim Choroomi

    Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon

    Swelling is common after rhinoplasty and if you had a polybeak then the skin "memory" can take a while until it comes down to take its new shape. We always say to be prepared for a year until it all settles...

    That said at 3months most rhinoplasty surgeons would be happy to put a small amount of steroid injection in to facilitate swelling and fluid retention. The concern with excess injections is that a small depression may result months later if too much is put in or if injections are repeatedly done in the same area.

    Speak to your surgeon and ask his/her opinion on steroids in your particular case when you could have some placed. 

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