Dr.(world-renowned)placed an underlay graft to right tip cart. & added a sliver of cart. in right soft pocket triangle to balance with left. Left side looks normal but right tip cart. is a tad high & no soft triangle is visible now. Tip swells in supratip area-more on right causing it to look more projected at times. Obviously I do not like the way it looks. I have THIN skin & can see tip cart. so asymmetry is obvious.Hoping swelling is pushing R-tip cart. against skin & it would settle in time.
Is There Anything That Can Be Done to Drop Tip 1-2mm on Frontal View at 6 Months Post-op Revision & Can Swelling Be the Culprit?
Doctor Answers (3)
I'm not sure what your asking, but I would wait another 6 months before considering a revision. Hopefully your concerns will resolve as healing progresses.
6 months post op swelling
Certainly waiting a good 12 months would be important as your nasal tip may drop 1-2 mm. Sometimes steroid injection might work to hasten the decrease in swelling. Go ask your surgeon.
David Ellis, Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
Art of Facial Surgery
Wait After Rhinoplasty for Tip Swelling to Improve
I would be extremely cautious about doing anything within 12 months following your revision rhinoplasty with tip grafts. Swelling is present and does improve with time. Also, the healing scar tissue will soften with time. In addition, the grafts themselves have a tendency to resorb somewhat, reducing volume and softening the edges. Time is your best friend. Let your surgeon look at you and give you an expert opinion.
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