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Tip Raised Too High, when Will It Drop After Rhinoplasty?

I had an OPEN rhinoplasty about 2 wks ago. My doctor removed a hump, narrowed the bridge, and raised tip. Now I fear my tip is too high. The cast and taping have all been removed from my nose and I still feel like my tip is too high. Will the tip drop as the swelling goes away? Can this be fixed?

Doctor Answers (10)

Tip Too High after Rhinoplasty

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Hi,

At 2 weeks you should expect swelling in your tip. This swelling may make the tip of your nose appear high. Give is another 3 to 4 months, I'm sure that your tip will drop somewhat.

Best.

Dr.S.


New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 209 reviews

Height of Nasal Tip

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The appearance of your tip will change as swelling decreases - you're only two weeks post-op. I cannot evaluate your tip position with a close-up picture that does not show head position. If you're ultimately not satisfied, this can be revised.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Tips drop after rhinoplasty.

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It is still too soon to make a judgement. When the swell subsides the tip will drop. Be patient for the next 6 months.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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Nasal Tip NOT too High

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From my perspective, you have a great result and your nasal tip is NOT too high. It will come down somewhat in a few weeks. I would advise you to be patient. if this is your two week result, your final results would be even better.

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TIp and rhinoplasty

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Just from the photo, your tip does not look too high, but if you feel it is, then good news is that it probably will drop a bit over time.

Steven Wallach, MD
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The tip in rhinoplasty

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The tip will settle at about 2-3 months time.  Looking at your photos, your angle does not look over-rotated in my opinion.

But I usually tell my patients that what you have at about 6 months time is about 90% of what you will be left with.  The next 6 months will maybe change your nose about 5-10%

Good luck.

Farbod Esmailian, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Tip drop two weeks after rhinoplasty

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From the limited picture you've posted, the tip does not look over-rotated or too high. Depending on the surgical techniques used and the degree of swelling post-op, most tips will appear to drop slightly over the first few weeks after rhinoplasty (usually about two weeks) as swelling at the columellar base resolves.

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David C. Pearson, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Raised tip after rhinoplasty

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According to the photo, your tip appears appropriate for 2 weeks. you will experience noticable drooping of the tip. By about 2 months, you will have a much better idea of what the long lasting tip position will look like.

Frank P. Fechner, MD
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Tip elevation after rhinoplasty

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The tip position after rhinoplasty typically drops within about six weeks and that is much more common than staying overly elevated. Sometimes downward taping can help accelerate the situation but I would consult with your surgeon first.

Scott Trimas, MD
Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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The profile photo of your nose looks good 2 weeks after Rhinoplasty Surgery.

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Your tip will lower slightly over the ensuing weeks following your Rhinoplasty Surgery. I think your tip and profile looks particularly nice 2 weeks following Rhinoplasty. I hope this is helpful for you.

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
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