Nose Tip Refinement (Age 40)
I had a rhinoplasty procedure 4 weeks ago to...
- 29 Sep 2009
I had a rhinoplasty procedure 4 weeks ago to basically refine or "tweak" my nose. The bone wasn't "broken" but there was filing on the sides and front and work done to refine the tip. I went to a well-known and respected Manhattan surgeon.
My nose is still extremely swollen and I do not see any improvement since the bandages were removed. My doctor is not outwardly concerned and says that the swelling will eventually go down. I have tried to make appointments with other doctors, but they will not see me until at least 6 months post op.
I am concerned that there is a problem with the healing process, that I might require shots to bring down the swelling and/or that there is an abnormal issue with scar tissue. My nose is significantly larger than before.
I had a decent nose before. However, I am 40 years old and as I've gotten a little older, I noticed the nose tip became more rounded and less defined. I wanted a "tweak" to minimally refine the nose. I am now left with an undefined "blob" of a nose (for lack of a better description) 4 weeks post-op.At what point do I become legitimately worried and seek to take a more proactive approach?