I need help! I want to get the tip of my nose more refined as it still feel swollen 3 years following surgery! I dont understand why this is, im not sure if the hardness i can feel at the tip of my nose is cartilage or scar tissue!? please help me. Thanks
I Had a Rhinoplasty Operation Done 3 Years Ago but the Tip of my Nose Still Feel Swollen and Isnt Completely Refined
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Three years after Rhinoplasty
Three years after rhinoplasty what your probably feeling is a bit of cartilage and scar tissue, definitely not swelling. You may need some more refinement of your tip,which may include tip defatting and/or cartilage grafting. I have a dedicated website for African American Rhinoplasty that explains tip refinement.
Rhinoplasty after 3 years still "swollen".
Rhinoplasty after 3 years still "swollen" is caused by the thickness of the skin and will not change with more time. A revision and thinning of the skin and narrowing of the tip is the only way to treat this. Make sure you see an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon for this.