Closed Rhinoplasty 8 ½ Months Swelling at Supratip? (photo)

I had closed rhinoplasty in September last year. As you can see from the photos I have attached I had a nasal bump and a droopy tip. I was happy with my nose when the cast first came off but then my nose started changing and now its completely different. The swelling on the tip of my nose is still present, I have been massaging my nose as my surgeon showed me since the operation but I have seen no improvement. My nose is still droopy when I smile, will taping my nose at night help at this stage?

Doctor Answers 4

Supra tip swelling can be a pesky problem after rhinoplasty..

Swelling in the super tip area four months after rhinoplasty is an annoying problem. Most the time it is self-limited. Steroid injections are sometimes used. Taking for the purpose of generating pressure can be beneficial even eight months out. I see no value in massage and take it might even aggravate the problem.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Closed rhinoplasty and supratip swelling at 8 1/2 months

Usually closed rhinoplasty patients have less swelling than open rhinoplasty patients. I still would give it a year. If not you  may need a revision.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Revision rhinoplasty for supra tip.

Wait 2 more months and if no change u will need a revision. Return to your surgeon or get a second opinion from a revision rhinoplasty experienced surgeon. Massage does nothing in my 35 years of experience. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nose Swelling 9 Months after Rhinoplasty

You may want to ask your surgeon if a very low dose steroid injection into the supratip area may help improve this. 

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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