Tip swelling may persist for several months and up to a year or more.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Only time will tell if the final result of your tip will be to your satisfaction. Like at least 6 months of healing time...
The tip of your nose will become
thinner over time – it can take many months. You need to be patient and wait!
In the event that it is not thin enough after all the swelling subsides, additional
nasal surgery can improve the area. Prof. Neal Handel, MD FACS
Dear Thickskiined, It is common to have swelling in the tip this soon after your rhinoplasty procedure. The tip takes a full year for the swelling to completely dissipate. With that said, the majority of the swelling should dissipate in the first three to five months and the final small percentage an entire year. See your surgeon often for follow up appointments since he/she will know best where you are in the recovery phase and can help set your mind at ease. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.
Improvement in the tip compared to the bridge or dorsum of the nose takes much longer to appreciate after rhinoplasty. Swelling after tip rhinoplasties takes up to a year and sometimes longer to completely resolve. So, be patient. Your nose will continue to change and improve over time. Thank you for sharing your photos and concerns. Best wishes.
Dear thickskin, thank you for your question.It may take several months for swelling to
subside after rhinoplasty. Here in San Diego, we follow our patients for one
year to follow their healing. Consider following up with your surgeon to
monitor your progress and see if any intervention is necessary. Rarely a second
opinion may be in order. Best of Luck.
It's way too early after the operation to expect this swelling to be gone hundred percent. Remember that the nose takes about 6 to 12 months settle completely. It would certainly help to massage the nose in upward direction a couple of times a day for five minutes each. This should be done for 2 to 3 months after the procedure.
Your tip will likely improve some, but the extent of how much improvement is difficult to assess, in particular since we don't know exactly what was done. Also, how your nose appeared at the end of surgery, before swelling started, is what your surgeon can see and expect for the long term outcome. You should talk to your surgeon about your concerns and get feedback.