Over 4 months post op - nose tip dropped a little too much. I had a septorhinoplasty in early June of this year.

Initially my nose looked perfect with a well defined tip that was slightly curved upwards. My nose still looks nice and the swelling seems to a have subsided. After 2 months, the tip started to move a lot and is just slightly pointing down. The tip is not fully attached to the bridge and can be pushed down when I touch it. When I smile, my nose slants down. I really think I may just need a tip rotation revision Im happy otherwise. Can this be done with local anesthesia in an office visit?

Doctor Answers 2

Dropped tip

The causes for this are several possibilities. Sometimes it is supratip swelling that can be reduced with injection of steroid and /or taping techniques.  If in fact you need more tip support, yes, that can often be accomplished under local anesthesia depending upon several factors.

4 months post op. some advices:

Thank you very much for enquire.

Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity. In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months. To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you. Kind regards,  Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-  

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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