Ask a doctor

Is my Nose Supposed to Look Like This 11 Weeks After Rhinoplasty?

this is after i accitdentally hit it with my hand and cause the skin on the bridge of my nose to bleed a little

Doctor Answers 6

Rhinoplasty post-op

it is difficult to say how your nose should be healing without seeing the preop or evaluating you in person. The best person to ask is your surgeon.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

1049 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10028

Is my Nose Supposed to Look Like This 11 Weeks After Rhinoplasty?

I have performed Rhinoplasty for over 20 years and IMHO, you should tell your Rhinoplasty surgeon this story as something may have been damaged when you hit your nose hard enough to make the nasal skin bleed.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

8500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


Without pre op pictures it is impossible to tell anything about your current healing status. I don't think a mere scratch would affect anything.

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

3711 Lomita Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505

Post op recovery

In the recovery period, and at your stage ( 11 weeks) a lot of swelling should be settled by now ( 80%) but not all. So there is still more healing to go. If you are concerened about the swelling at the tip of the nose, some of it will go away but not much. To give you appropriate answer of your concern, we should have your pre op pictures, detailed finding and understand your expectation from the surgery, and what is excatly bothering you today.

Fatema S. Alsubhi, MD
UAE Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Riyadh, KSA

Appropriate healing from rhinoplasty?

It will be very hard to any of us in this forum to say whether you're healing appropriately. We don't know what your nose used to look like or what was done exactly during your surgery. If you're concerned with your healing I'd make a follow-up with your surgeon to have your nose examined.

Thomas A. Lamperti, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

1101 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

My nose after rhinoplasty

Impossible to say. Depends on what your nose looked like before, what changes you and your surgeon agreed upon, how successfully those changes were technically accomplished, and your course of healing. If there is something you see that is unexpected, ask your surgeon about it.

Steve Laverson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

477 North El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.