Asymmetric Tip Taping Post-Rhinoplasty

I just had a septo Rhinoplasty performed yesterday, and I'm healing up quite nicely already. However, I have noticed that the taping my doctor used to keep the tip raised under the splint is placed on slightly asymmetrical, meaning that the tape is over to one side a tiny bit, therefore pulling the tip slightly to the left. I was just wondering, will this could cause any permanent problems? Will the tip will be asymmetrical when he removes the cast and tape in 4 days time, or is the tape simply there to hold up the tip?

Doctor Answers 5

Assessing the Nose with a Cast in Place

It is difficult to assess the nose with a cast in place.   Once the cast comes off, a better assessment of the nose can take place.

Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 166 reviews

Probably fine but call your doctor


The uneveness you note may just be some swelling and will unlikely present a long term problem. I would definitely agree though that if you are concerned, see your surgeon ASAP so that he can evaluate it in person and make a determine if something needs to be done.

D.J. Verret, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

I agree with the other surgeons.

Probably only due to swelling, but call your surgeon if you are concerned.

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

Asymmetry of nasal tip

If the tape is pulling your tip over to one side, you  may want to contact your surgeon to be evaluatted.  It sometimes is hard to tell because of the swelling and the bandage.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Most likely an optical illusion

More than likely, your impression of asymmetry is distorted by the splint and swelling. But if you are concerned, return to your doctor ASAP for further evaluation.

Robert M. Freund, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

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