Nose Tip Still Hasn't Gone Down 6 Months Post-op, Still a Chance for a Change?

Hello, i´ve had a revision surgery because my nose was a little crooked and asymmetric after my first surgery which was six years ago. actually this little flaw was not even that noticeable. my current doctor used spreader grafts and he corrected my tip a little which wasn`t that straight. (at his opinion). Now i am six months post and my nose looks wider than my old one and the tip still is round. Especially in photos my nose looks like a clump which is very frustrating to me.

Doctor Answers 6

Swelling after Rhinoplasty can take up to 1 year to go away

I would continue to wait.  Swelling in the tip area, especially after revision rhinoplasty can take up to a year to resolve in some cases.  Keep in close contact with your doctor. Sometimes a kenalog injection can help.  Hang in there!

Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Revision rhinoplasty wideness and tip fulness resolution

Given what was done to your nose (spreader grafts, tip work) you certainly have continued, expected swelling in your nose. Especially after revision surgery, it can take over 12 months for the tissue swelling to resolve.

In my experience, if you give your nose time to heal you will likely see gradual improvement even past the first couple years. The benefit of this approach is that you will hopefully have a very durable result once your nose has healed fully.


Thomas A. Lamperti, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Nasal tip edema six months post op

It may take over a year for all swelling to resolve.  This takes even longer with revision surgery.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Rhinoplasty results take 1 year.

Rhinoplasty results take 1 year. It will go down by then and it takes this long especially in revisions. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 34 reviews


In my experience, the nasal tip takes the longest to heal. The feeling of hardness takes a long time and probably longer in a revision because of the scarring. The effect of spreader grafts is to widen the middle 1/3 . This is done for breathing or to keeo a nose from retwisting

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Nose Tip Still Hasn't Gone Down 6 Months Post-op, Still a Chance for a Change?

Based upon your posted photos I believe there is ONLY a minor change in the result. Waiting another 6 months will not show much more improvement, Sorry. 

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

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