Will my nose change after 5 months post-op?

i'm 5 months post-op .. i had an open rhinoplasty and my surgeon have added a cartilage in my columella .. my tip is still hard and my nose is still a little wide .. will my nose change with days and will the tip drop ?

Doctor Answers 2

Will my nose change after 5 months post-op?

The nose can be swollen for up to a year or more. Swelling will depend upon the nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness of skin, open vs closed, revision vs primary, etc.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Nose healing takes a year.

Nose healing takes a year. If you are not happy then see your surgeon or a revision rhinoplasty specialist.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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