After a rhinoplasty, swelling can go down faster on one side than the other. One should definitely consult their facial plastic surgeon to determine whether swelling in a certain area can be injected with steroids to resolve faster or if there is an underlying structural cause for the swelling. It can take close to a year for a lot of the swelling after a rhinoplasty to resolve. The best thing to do is to consult with your surgeon who would be happy to explain your individual case.
Written by Dr. Halaas