Question : My allergies are really bad. They seem worse this year than ever before. I’m constantly sneezing and blowing my nose. I’m wondering if this will affect my upcoming revision rhinoplasty or the recovery in any way.
Answer : Patients with severe allergies will have a degree of swelling. I like to postpone the rhinoplasty until a time of year when allergies are not as extreme. The reason for this is that the swelling may affect the postoperative healing especially in certain areas of refinement. If it sis a minor allergy, however, this can be more controlled with allergy medications.