Bulbous tip/column. Nostrils asymmetrical? (photo)

Currently 9 months post rhinoplasty. Overall big improvement. The column between nostrils has bulbous droop and tip still bulbous.

Doctor Answers 3

Bulbous tip/columella. Nostrils asymmetrical?

The nose can be swollen for up to a year or more. Swelling will depend upon the nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness of skin, open vs closed, revision vs primary, etc.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Rhinoplasty and swelling

At nine months, it is still possible to have significant swelling. It is always interesting to review your pre-op photos as well.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Bulbous Tip Post Rhinoplasty

Although it is 9 months post op rhinoplasty, there still may be some swelling in the nasal tip and columella.
Consult and trust your plastic surgeon or seek a second opinion.

Best wishes 

George C. Peck, Jr, MD
West Orange Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

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