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Is my nose healing normal? (photo)

I have pictures to show what i mean, i prefered my nose 1 month post op than 2 and a half months post op, why is my nose healing and looking worse? Also the tip is drooping the more it heals, why is this? I love how 'up' my tip looked on the first photo.

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Is my nose healing normal?

This is difficult to evaluate without an exam.

The nose can be swollen for up to a year or more. Swelling will depend upon the nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness of skin, open vs closed, revision vs primary, etc.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

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Healing after Rhinoplasty

Although it's hard to tell based upon these two photos alone, it does appear that your tip may have dropped a little. As the swelling in the base of the nose goes down, the tip will normally come down a little bit. Also it appears that you have supra tip enlargement that may be swelling or scar tissue. That appearance can also occur if the tip loses projection after rhinoplasty. It's best to see your surgeon for a direct examination. He or she might be able to help this with a steroid injection. It's important to have some patience here as the process for full healing and resolution of swelling truly takes at least a year. Best of luck.

A. Joshua Zimm, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nose and swelling

At two months out, your nose is still swollen. It will take a year and sometimes longer for you to see the final result.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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