Supratip fullness after Rhinoplasty
The supratip or area just behind the tip of the nose on the bridge is most sensitive to postop swelling. At approximately 4 weeks, your surgeon may consider a cortisone injection to help with this, although it generally improves with time. If the fullness is due to cartilage, the injection may not help. Good Luck!
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Supratip fullness in the early posotp period.
From your photos, I agree that there is some excessive supratip fullness. It is still early in the postop period and this may be due to edema, excess cartilage/tissue or both. If it is edema then it will eventually subside over the next 6 months or so. If it is excess cartilage or soft tissue, then some degree of fullness will persist. Cautious use of subdermal steroid injections may help in the short term.
Mario J. Imola, MD, DDS, FRCSC, FACS.
From the photos submitted you appear to have a very pleasant result so try to be patient and allow all the swelling to leave
Is this suptratip swelling?
can be swollen for up to a year or more. Swelling will depend upon the
nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness
of skin, open vs closed, revision vs primary, etc.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA