My 17 year old daughter had rhino/septoplasty 13 days ago to help her breathing. She had 3 bone spurs and a deviated septum blocking her airway. The doctor also corrected a bump on top of her nose. He asked about turning her nose up a little - I said no, yet her nose now is upturned and I hate it! We just had her splints removed yesterday and I'm hoping that the nose will settle or turn down some. I have to tell her I think it looks great, but she's worried too. Any suggestions?
Upturned Nose After Rhinoplasty?
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Up turned nose
At this point there typically is some swelling that will settle and lower the tip if specific steps were not done to cause rotation. Talk to your surgeon about his/her expectation of where the tip will end up. Remember that lowering a dorsal hump or removing tip fullness will always cause rotation unless specific steps are done to prevent it.
Upturned nose after rhinoplasty
WIthout an exam, I could not say, but commonly the nose is swollen and looks a bit more upturned than what will be the final result. Be patient.
Upturned tip after rhinoplasty
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Your daughter still has swelling that may cause the tip to look turned up. Give this sometime and speak with your surgeon about the procedure and what was done. I would suggest doing this in the privacy of the surgeon and not your daughter so that she will not be traumatized or over concerned regarding her results at this time. Hopefully all will settle and both will be happy with the end result. Best regards! Michael V. Elam, M.D.
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