Swelling causes all of the skin of the nose to look tighter. On the frontal view, the nose as a whole will look wider. The tip may appear overly rotated, which will make the nose look short with an upturned tip on the profile view. (On the fontal view, you might even see too much of your nostrils due to the upturned tip.) As the swelling settles, these features resolve themselves, and the true outcome of the surgery becomes visible. For a primary rhinoplasty, it typically will take a year for everything to resolve. On secondary surgery, because of the previous scar from skin elevation, it can take up to 2 years for the swelling to fully resolve. If you have any questions about your nose in particular, it is best to discuss it with your surgeon during follow-up visits.