Okay guys and girls, so I've read A LOT of doctor's answers in here regarding the dreaded piggy look after a rhinoplasty!
All the doctors reply it's too early to make judgements and you should wait 3-12 months due to swelling etc.. Whilst this is true, it just isn't comforting enough, so I'm gonna post some pictures of my tip drop progress!I'm not claiming the tip drops for EVERYONE, but it for sure seems to be uncommon that it doesn't.
Firstly, DON'T judge anything while your cast is still on. Many surgeons place the cast so the tip becomes EXTREMELY upturned - this is because the tip is provided with the most support this way!
Secondly, swelling IS a huge factor and it's a looooong proces. I feel that many surgeons use swelling as an excuse for pretty much anything though (but let's face it, some surgeons have made some shitty nose jobs and it's sometimes pretty clear to see that no amount of swelling, no matter how severe or uneven it may be, will go down and eventually reveal an attractive nose!)
I am currently 3 weeks post up from my open rhinoplasty. I had the middle of my bridge smoothened out, tip deprojection, slight tip elevation (1-2 mm) and tip refinement. It sounds like a lot, but really it's all done in a modest way. Note that I actually had my tip raised but even then it should drop in many cases!
I make an effort in trying to take the pictures with the same head angle, so this should be representative. It may be hard to tell that the tip has dropped from my 11 days post up picture to my 21 day post up, bust let me assure you, that while the drop is minuscule, it's there :D :D