why does my nose look the same after rhinoplasty? i am an African American female who recently had closed rhinoplasty 3/05/2010...The doctor did not give me a splint or any packing after surgery but rather, taped my nose. I wore the tapes till 3/12/2010. Once the tapes were removed, i liked the way my nose looked but after a while, it seemed my nose kept getting bigger and more to its original shape. Today is 3/13/2010 and its hard for me to see the difference. My nostrils look the same and my bridge which the surgeon highlighted is losing its refinement. Is this normal or will I just end up with the nose i started with? im sad.