My surgeon rebuilt just my tip of nose using ear cartilage 4 weeks ago. Two concerns: 1. The center of the nose tip is red. My doctor says it is healing process to reconnect to the tissue and no sun. 2. It looks like a ball on the tip, tilting a little on the right side. I wanted profound and sharp. It is because of the swollen. Usually, how much swollen remains about this time? In addition, will it be balanced over time? Is it possible to have the tip is sharper (my skin is thick)?
Nose Tip is Like a Ball with Its Center Red After 4 Weeks. Will the Redness Go Away? If So, When? (photo)
Doctor Answers (5)
Immediate follow-up with your surgeon is important any time that you have questions about your specific surgery (especially regarding erythema).
Redness after rhinoplasty
The redness in the tip is a bit worrisome and may indicate problems with the graft or the suture material used to place it. Best to see your surgeon right away.
Redness after tip Rhinoplasty
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