Hang in there! As long as the shape and swelling are improving week to week, however slowly, there is still hope for the final outcome. Ask you plastic surgeon if there would be any benefit to taping or a steroid injection that can help speed your recovery. It takes over a year to realize the final results of rhinoplasty. Think of it this way, one millimeter of swelling would not even be noticeable in a breast augmentation. One millimeter may be the whole difference between success and failure in a rhinoplasty. It will take well over a year before that last millimeter of swelling has gone away and right now there is even more swelling as it is still very early.
Hello and thank you for your question. It is very normal to be swollen at 5-6 months postoperative. The dorsal aspect of the bridge of the nose will usually decrease earlier than the nasal tip swelling. Nasal tip swelling can sometimes take 12 months to fully resolve. I advise patients that the final result of rhinoplasty takes 12 months. If you had an open rhinoplasty, the nasal tip swelling may take 1-2 years to resolve. I recommend that you return to see your surgeon, as he/she will have a good idea of what to expect in regards to your specific progress, since they can evaluate you in relation to your preoperative appearance.
Best wishes and good luck.
In your case, the bulbosity is probably due to over-projected tip cartilages and/or scar tissue from the you initial surgery. At 5 months post primary rhinoplasty, most tip swelling should have resolved. A good exam of the nose would determine the next course of action for a revision.
You appear to have a nice result five months following rhinoplasty.
Digital photos are not a substitute for an examination, but you appear to have nice profile and oblique photos. Your nose may be a bit wide on front view, but this may be in part from swelling. Consider re-asking your question with preoperative photos.
Hope this helps.
Rhinoplasty at 5 months
HOLD ON!!! You are still early in the post-op period. Best to give it a year for all the swelling to subside.
Still swollen, or should consider revision? (photos)
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Still swollen, or should consider revision?
The swelling in the tip takes much longer than that in the rest of the nose to subside. With thin skin it should be easier to determine the cause of the appearance at 22 weeks. Please ask you surgeon for his/her opinion at the time of an in perosn consultaion.