i had septorhinoplasty 2 weeks ago, i had my splint removed one week after surgery and the tip looked OK, my surgeon taped my nose for another week and the tape is off today, i had a look at my nose after splint removal and now ,,, the tip looks bigger. my surgeon prescriped to me alpha Chemotrypsin injections for a week to help the swelling. is this normal??? will my tip get smaller any time soon?
My Tip is Getting Bigger Not Smaller After Septorhinoplasty? (photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Post Septorhinoplasty recovery
Two weeks post surgery it is common to have swelling in the tip especially after the splint is removed. Personally I prefer a more natural process for reducing swelling, sleep elevated, reduce salt intake, avoid excessive heat and exercise, and the swelling will reduce naturally. I perform a lot of ethnic rhinoplasty procedures and you will see increased swelling with thicker skin and it may take a little bit longer to dissipate. With that said you should be looking great in a month and better and better as the months go on. Give yourself time and have some patience the results will be worth the wait. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.