Tip is protruding out far at 3-weeks post op. Is this normal swelling, that will go down soon? Or is this final shape? (Photos)
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Need to wait..
Its too early and before you get your final result the nose will increase and decrease in size due to swelling; the swelling does not just keep getting less but rather gets less then it may get worst with the trend being that over a 12 month period it will be all gone. You need to wait and not panic.
Although you clearly got a great result, you are not done with healing. This is a process that takes a year or more. Occasionally, some individuals will benefit from early corticosteroid injections into the nose to improve results. Go visit your surgeon soon. Best of luck!
Rhinoplasty results take time
It's best to wait for six months to one year to see the final result of a rhinoplasty (even longer for multiple redo procedures!). This can be a frustrating period for both the patient and the doctor, but it is necessary to wait.
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Tip swelling after rhinoplasty
The swelling of the tip is the very last area of the nose to decrease after rhinoplasty. Swelling will fluctuate day to day, week to week, and month to month. This normal healing process will continue for months after your surgery. It is far too soon to be able to discern any sort of outcome at this point. It is best to have close follow up visits with your surgeon.
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