Bad Nose Results 3 Months After Surgery, I Don't See Any Change, What Do You Think (photo)?

The doctor after surgery take some pics of my nose to show me the result after the swelling gows down but 3 months after my nose doesn't look close to this at all. Espesially the tip area. Tip still is looking very low like no change was done. And from the front view is squared and fat? Could this be caused from persistant swelling? Will my tip going to get raised and smaller?

Doctor Answers 2

Rhinoplasty results at 3 months

My first question is whether the first picture is after or before the surgical procedure?

If after than I would like to know what your nose looked like before and your anticipated goals of the surgery.  Realize there is still significant swelling at 3 months and in the tip area may last up to a year.  I routinely image my patients prior to surgery to help them to appreciate the goals of surgery.  That puts us both on the same playing field.

I feel you still have a hint of a dorsal hump and the angle of your nose to your lip is about 90 degrees and would look better at 95.  The best way for me to appreciate what has transpired is to review the actual operative note.

I would discuss this with your surgeon and ask if you are at the point that he would like you to be with the expected result?

Bethesda Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty results at 3 months mark

Thank you for your question!

It is understandable that you are concerned especially with the tip area. Changes after rhinoplasties vary with every patient and what you are experiencing is normal especially that swelling takes time to subside as it masks the results of your surgery.

It is important to keep in mind that it is early to pass a judgment. Usually, a year is required before formulating how your nose will be, but longer with a thick skin. Even then, your nose will keep shaping itself to complement your face for better results in the years to come.

My best recommendation at the moment is to be patient, allow nature to take its course and edema subsides for better results. There is no doubt that once the swelling resolves, more definition and shape will be achieved and you should be happier with the results.

Also, it is important that you keep communicating with your surgeon and work as a team together to achieve the best results possible.

Congratulations on your surgery and please remain positive!

Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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