At 3 months, you are still early in your recovery period and the nose is expected to be quite swollen at this point. The majority of the swelling will resolve in 3-6 months, and will continue to resolve as your nose heals for up to 1-2 years. You have not reached your final shape as the nose will continue to heal and reduce in size for up to a year. Once it does reach its final shape you may be more pleased with the appearance of your nose.
I'm not sure if you underwent an alar plasty or a tip plasty. In alar plasty nothing is done to the nasal tip but only to the sidewalls called the nostrils where they meet the cheek area.Please l address that with you surgeon. There is a possibility that you had some miscommunication and did not get what you had requested.
You appear to have a nice improvement 3 months after rhinoplasty surgery.
You appear to have a narrower lower third of your nose, with possible tip elevation and narrowing. You look better three months postoperative, and you still appear swollen.
Digital photos are not a substitute for an examination. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon, or consider getting a second opinion from another reputable rhinoplasty specialist.
Hope this helps.
If all that was done was an alar base reduction, you should see some narrowing. A worm's eye view would be helpful as well. Best of luck.
Post Op swelling
Swelling is expected after surgery. At three months there is still quite a bit of swelling which can be masking your final result. Ask your surgeon if he or she would be amenable to night time taping. I recommend this to many of my patients who have excessive swelling in the recovery period. Every physician is different and you need to check with your surgeon first.
3 months post op, some advices:
Thank you very much for enquire.
It's too early to make value judgments with only 3 months after a rhinoplasty.
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.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-