My nose tip still looks bulbous after 21days of rhinoplasty? (photo)

I got rhinoplasty done 21days ago.. tiplasty, Alar base reduction and silicon implant for bridge. My nose tip still looks bulbous and I accidentally hit my nose lightly for 2 it hurts a little and had brown discharge when I gently clean it. Is my nose tip still swelling and isit normal?

Doctor Answers 3

My nose tip still looks bulbous after 21 days of rhinoplasty?

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21 days is still soon after surgery, and it is not abnormal to have swelling present. In general, 70% of the swelling is resolved after the first 3 months and the remainder goes down over time. It can take up to 18-24 months to see the final result of your surgery, and your nose will continue to change as you heal. I would recommend following up with your surgeon regarding any post-operative concerns, as he or she knows the extent of your procedure and exactly what was performed. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck with the remainder of your recovery.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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My nose tip still looks bulbous after 21 days of rhinoplasty?

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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

Nasal swelling is normal 3 weeks after surgery

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It is completely normal to have swelling in the tip of the nose 3 weeks following a tip refinement or tip-plasty operation. Your nose will improve in time. In some cases it can take months or a year to see the "final" results. Thank you for sharing your photos and concerns. You have a nice early result. Best wishes.

Gregory Park, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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