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7 Weeks PO Rhinoplasty and Crease/indentation in the Tip of Nose?

Dear All, I'm still very unhappy with my nose and I am 7 weeks PO now. The concern I have is that I have now noticed a deep crease/indentation on my tip, sort of where the nostril groove is. Is this asymmetry in swelling or possibly an error? My surgeon did some tip work. I saw him last week but I didn't notice this until later. I am now scared I will be permanently left like this. I have included some photos and a before photo too. Will this resolve over time? Please help.

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Rhinoplasty Recovery Swelling

At 7 weeks after rhinoplasty surgery, it is too early to tell. Swelling can last for quite some time.


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Considerable swelling in the tip seven weeks after rhinoplasty.

There is still sizable swelling in the tip seven weeks. However, the groove looks as though it's generated by the edge of the lower lateral cartilage. I would be pessimistic that this will improve over time.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Groove in nose after Rhinoplasty

At 7 weeks, there may still be swelling in the tip. An examination by your surgeon may clarify the situation.

Roy A. David, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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7 Weeks PO Rhinoplasty and Crease/indentation in the Tip of Nose?

         I can definitely appreciate your concerns.  I would follow with your surgeon.  If you need a revision after a few more months, find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

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