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My Nose Tip Soften 2 Weeks After Nose Job?

i had a rhinoplasty 2 weeks ago my nose tip feels soft no any stiffnes ...but its still looks big...will this be my final so desperate my nose get softer but size even bigger...???

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Softer, fuller tip post-rhinoplasty is likely due to swelling

At two weeks post-rhinoplasty, a softer and fuller tip is most likely the result of swelling. If the situation has not improved within several months, you should then schedule a follow-up visit with your surgeon.

Good luck!

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Rhinoplasty 2 Weeks Ago

Jay, no this should not be your final rhinoplasty result. At 2 weeks out, you are very early in the healing process. The softness you feel just might be the soft tissue swelling from the surgery. As a general rule of thumb, 70-80% of the swelling may take up to 2-3 months to go away with the residual taking nearly 1-2 years thereafter. 

John M. Hilinski, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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3720 Fourth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103

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