Question: I went to a surgeon in Mississauga one and a half months ago for my rhinoplasty surgery. I’m very happy with the results cosmetically. However, I’m constantly congested and I have trouble breathing through my nose. There’s swelling still present which may be to blame, but when can I expect the congestion and breathing problems to fade?
Answer: I’m happy that you’re satisfied with your result. After rhinoplasty surgery, there may be some congestion in the nose. It is very important when you select a rhinoplasty surgeon to make sure that the surgeon not only addresses the aesthetic aspects of the surgery in order to make the nose look beautiful but also the functional aspects of the nose. It is important to remember that the nose is a very important organ. At the time of the surgery, the surgeon must be very knowledgeable of and respect the anatomy of the nose and the structures in order to make sure that they do not cause or worsen breathing problems after the surgery. It is also important to make sure that there are no polyps in the nose or other problems that may cause congestion such as allergic rhinitis. After months of surgery, a lot of the swelling inside of the nose should heal. It is important to re-examine the nose and see exactly why you’re still congested at this point.