6 weeks post op of Rhinoplasty, my nose tip seems hard and piggish. What is giving the unnatural appearance? (photos)
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Rhinoplasty concerns at 6 weeks post op
It is understandable that you are concerned especially with the nose tip looking "piggish". Changes after rhinoplasties vary with every patient and what you are experiencing is normal especially that swelling takes time to subside as it masks the results of your surgery.
With the pictures posted, the lack of surgical details and the inability to perform a physical exam it is not possible to provide you with a definitive medical answer.
It is important to keep in mind that it is early to pass a judgment. Usually, a year is required before formulating how your nose will be. Even then, your nose will keep shaping itself and to complement your face for better results in the years to come.
My best recommendations at the moment is to be patient, allow nature to take its course and edema subsides for better results. There is no doubt that once the swelling resolves, more definition and shape will be achieved and you should be happier with the results.
Also, it is important that you keep communicating with your surgeon and work as a team together to achieve the best results possible.
Congratulations on your surgery and please remain positive!
Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS
Firm nasal tip at 6 weeks
6 weeks post op of Rhinoplasty, my nose tip seems hard and piggish. What is giving the unnatural appearance?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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6 weeks post rhinoplasty
- Your results look normal for 6 weeks
- The tip usually does come down a couple of millimeters, so just be patient
- The firmness will also improve, just expect at least 6 months of healing time
- Please see your surgeon for updates and reassurance, it looks very nice so far