Swollen tip of the nose after surgery (Photo)
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One week after surgery
Recovering from rhinoplasty, the tip is the last area for swelling to go down
Swelling will go down on one side and then the other side will catch up. This may give an uneven appearance to the nose or one sided stuffiness. The tip is the last area for swelling to resolve.
Healing is a process and your surgeon is with you for the journey. Follow-up appointments after rhinoplasty are important. Tell your surgeon about any issues/questions so she/he can guide your care for a safe and happy result. Safety comes first.
Hello,Be patient. One week after any surgery including rhinoplasty is too early to judge results. Things settle, swelling improves and asymmetries dissipate. Let your surgeon reassure you about this. Regards,
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Hello mflower123 and thank you for your question. It is entirely too early to tell what your nose is going to look like so hang in there. You are going to notice big changes even throughout the rest of this week. I generally say that there is still 10% of swelling present at 2 months. Stay positive!
I certainly understand you anxiety at this point, but still think it is way too early to worry that this is your final result. It is not uncommon to have a fair amount of swelling at just a week out. Remember that everyone recovers differently, some having more swelling initially, as well as taking it a bit longer to resolve. It sounds like this was a revision case, and would expect slight more edema and recovery time as the dissection through scarred tissue is frequently much more difficult in revision cases. Try to be patient, and remember to maintain close follow up with your surgeon. Good luck.
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