I had a closed rhinoplasty two weeks ago. I used to have a wide nose and doctor has performed osteotomies to narrow the bridge down. He also reduced my bulbous nasal tip. The majority of swelling has now subsided, and while I like the look of my nose bridge, the nasal tip remains quite big. Can this be attributed to swelling in this phase and when can I expect to see the final shape of the nasal tip?
Nose Tip Swelling, When Can I Expect To See The Final Shape Of My Nose?
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Persistent tip swelling after closed rhinoplasty
Unfortunately, persistent tip swelling is common in both open and closed rhinoplasties. Although, you will see suttle changes week after week, the tip of the nose will be last to completely recover. You won't see the final result until approximately a full year. In the meantime, try to forget you had surgery and enjoy life! When you least expect it - a year will have gone by! Just so you know it will feel 'woody' for months- this is completely normal!
Hope this helps! Dr. H
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Nasal tip will swell even with closed rhinoplasty
We hear so much about stiffness and swelling of the tip with open rhinoplasty, though the same situation is seen in closed rhinoplasty as well if the tip cartilages have been altered or supported by tip grafts. The swelling and stiffness will last for several months, and should be completely gone at about one year, so hang in there for the long haul.
Best of luck,
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