13 Months After Rhinoplasty and my Tip is Swollen and Big? (photo)

Hey After years of teasing about my nose I finally had a rhinoplasty 13 months a go to remove the hump. Whilst I'm happy with my profile, front on my nose tip looks bulbous and makes my nose look longer than it was before. Whilst I'm happy that my bump has gone, I'm so upset with how my tip looks. Is this swelling? Or do I need revised surgery. I'm gutted to still be unhappy over a year on, especially when it's for something that was fine before surgery :-( Please help x

Doctor Answers 6

Swelling in Primary Rhinoplasty

This is probably your final result from a primary rhinoplasty.  If you are not happy at this point, it's time for a discussion with your surgeon about revision.  

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

Tip Big and Swollen after Rhinoplasty

     If you had the dorsal hump removed, did you also have tip work done?  A preop photo would help in this case.  Subtle tip refinement could be considered.  Find the plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties each year.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Swollen Tip 13 Monjths after Rhinoplasty

Although we frequently say that a patient must wait a year to see the final result, in some individuals with thick skin it may take 12-18 months. Admittedly I'm making an internet diagnosis but you may need a revision of your tip in the future.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

13 Months After Rhinoplasty and my Tip is Swollen and Big? (photo)

Yes you need tip revision to improve the result. And you have waited long enough for FULL healing of the primary operation. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

You may need to have revision

It is unusual to have swelling one year after surgery. Your before picture would have been helpful. You would be a good candidate for tip rhinoplasty.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 124 reviews

13 months post rhinoplasty tip swelling

Does the tip feel firm? Was your tip operated on during surgery? If it some residual swelling the an injection of Kenalog 40 (high concentration) might shrink it. Go and see your surgeon.


David Ellis Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon at Art of Facial Surgery



David A. F. Ellis, MD
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
3.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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