The tip of my nose is still really big. I don't know if it's just swelling or if this is just how my new nose looks! My doctor said he did take alot off...I can't really feel my nose when I touch it. I'm just scared its not gonna turn out how I want it to since it's already been 6 weeks!! Is it gonna stay looking like this? or is it just still swollen? Please help
I'm 6weeks Post Op, I Didn't Like my Nose when I First Got my Splint off and I Kind of Still Don't. Is It Still Swollen?
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Doctor Answers 5
Swelling after rhinoplasty
After 6 weeks, you will still be experiencing swelling. In general, 70% of the swelling is resolved after the first 3 months and the remainder goes down over time. Swelling may be influenced by the following: Whether the procedure was open or closed, whether the procedure was a revision, the thickness of the patient's skin, and whether or not tip work was performed. Swelling can result in the appearance of asymmetry and irregularities. I would give it some time and see how you continue to heal. The final result may not be evident for 18-24 months after surgery. Your surgeon should be able to answer any post-operative questions you have, as they know the details of your surgery and exactly what was performed. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
Jared18, pictures would be very helpful to asses whether some of your concerns are related to swelling, which is expected after surgery, or whether there is a surgical/technique aspect related to it.
As far as the feeling, it will take several months until your feeling starts coming back.
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At 6 weeks after a rhinoplasty, there still would be some expected swelling present. It can take 6-12 months (and sometimes longer) for all of the swelling to resolve. As the swelling goes down, the appearance of your nose will continue to improve. I would say that it is very likely that ultimately, your nose will not look like it does now.
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