Question : 1.5 months after rhinoplasty surgery, I’m very happy with the cosmetic results. However, I’m constantly congested and having 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 : This is often the result of dryness and swelling. The mucous membranes can be dry and take a few months to return to normal function after a rhinoplasty procedure has been completed. The use of an OTC salt water spray like Simply Saline often helps.