Dr. did some tip work on me because he said it drooped slightly whenever I smiled. Is my tip too high after Rhinoplasty? (photo)
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Tip Too High After Rhinoplasty?
The limited posted photo appears as a good early result. But no befores were posted. Best to discuss and be patient with the surgeon of record. Time will tell if you are happy wait at least 6 months.
Rhinoplasty and post op tip swelling and position
At just six weeks post rhinoplasty, the tip of your nose is still swollen and healing. As the swelling subsides the tip of the nose will probably settle further. This process can take 6 to 12 months to resolve. Gentle compression/massage to the nasal tip can help speed this process but check with your surgeon first before doing this. Best wishes.
Tip Will Continue to Come Down
You are very early after a rhinoplasty. The nose will continue to heal and change shape over 1 year. For this reason, I would not make a judgement on your nose. I do believe the tip may go down as the swelling resolves. I can not tell you how much it will go down as I do not know the details of your surgery.
As far as the smile, if the doctor cut a muscle that pulls the tip of the nose down during smiling, this can effect the smile. Regardless, the smile will improve, but there is a chance that it will not return completely to the pre-operation smile.
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