10 days swelling after rhinoplasty
Thank you for your question!
It is understandable that you are a concerned with what you feel especially with the "bulbous" tip. The post op swelling is anticipated and every patient is a little different hence the possibility of explaining what you are experiencing.
Unfortunately, with the pictures posted, the lack of surgical details and the inability to perform a physical exam it is not possible to provide you with a definitive answer that could be medically sound.
Nonetheless, it is way to early to pass a judgement. My best recommendations at the moment is to be patient, allow nature to take its course and edema subsides for better results. There is no doubt that once the swelling subsides, more definition and shape will be achieved and you should be happier with the results.
Also, it is important that you keep communicating with your surgeon and work as a team together to achieve the best results possible.
Congratulations on your surgery and please remain positive!
Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS
Swelling post rhinoplasty
At this early stage the swelling that you have there looks perfectly normal. In general the lack of tip definition at 10 days after surgery is expected due to the swelling. It will continue to improve. Even at one month after surgery, the nose will look much better but still look wider than what you want due to persistent swelling.
It's normal to have swelling for several months following a rhinoplasty. Be patient and you will see more definition as time passes.
10 days post op Rhinoplasty, the tip is very round, swollen, and has no definition. Is this normal?
Please e post after 3months healing with up to date posted photos. Than we can respond if you have residual tip issues....
Swelling after rhinoplasty
It's amazing how many times this question comes up. I'm sure your surgeon explained that there would be prolonged swelling of your tip, up to a year or more in some cases. Patients invariably are worried the second the external cast comes off that their nose will not settle down. The swelling in the tip frequently gets worse for some time after the cast comes off because now there is nothing to keep the swelling from expanding. In answer to your question, and to all the thousands like yours before, yes, it is possible to have excellent tip definition despite significant immediate (10 days is immediate, by the way) post-operative swelling. It just takes time. I tell patients (admittedly somewhat jokingly) to not look in the mirror for 1 month after the surgery. You will drive yourself crazy waiting for the swelling to go down. Stay out of the sun, avoid salty foods, and take it easy!
10 days after rhinoplasty
Following rhinoplasty, you can expect to have swelling that will make the tip look bulbous for a short period of time. The majority of the swelling should settle down over the course of 4-6 weeks. The residual swelling after that can persist for several months to as much as a year. over that time the definition of the tip will gradually become realized. Hang in there for now and you should enjoy a nice result once the swelling settles a bit more.