When a nasal hump is removed swelling occurs in the area. As swelling resolves, it usually travels downward, so some swelling in the tip will occur. However, this usually resolves rapidly, especially if no work was performed on the tip. No scar tissue will occur in the tip if only the bridge is addressed. Be sure to seek out a rhinoplasty specialist.
The nasal tip is swollen and even after all hump removal. However the swelling does not last as long as tip plasty. You can expect majority of the swelling to resolve within 3 months.
The tip will likely swell slightly when the hump is removed. However, is it necessary to have an osteotomy? In many cases, the bump can be carefully filed. This approach takes more time, but the outcome is more predictable, the result can be more refined, and the postop involves less bruising, swelling, and downtime. Please do your research carefully, and find a board certified plastic surgeon who is extremely experienced with rhinoplasty surgery.
Hello and thank you for your question. The tip swelling is not as severe in this case but can still be present in minor form. Make sure you specifically look at before and after
pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon
and not just a computer animation system. The most important
aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek
consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate
you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Tip swelling after hump reduction for rhinoplasty
Thanks for reaching out. In short yes, your tip will swell, but not as severely as when you have tip work done. The nose in particular holds on to swelling longer than most of your other body parts so it can be difficult to tell you final results for up to 6-12 months after surgery.
I hope this helps :)
Yes, the tip can swell even if the dorsum is the only part treated. If the soft tissue of the tip is not undermined in anyway or treated, then the swelling will likely dissipate much quicker than it was manipulated.
Dorsal work on the nose without tip work.
If the only work being done during rhinoplasty is a hump reduction and osteotomies, then such a procedure can be done through the *closed* approach. This does minimize tip swelling and usually takes much less time for any tip swelling to resolve. With the open approach or with any tip work through a closed approach there is more swelling, but the real reason it takes a year for the tip to settle in those cases isn't "swelling" in the truest sense of the word, but rather skin contraction. The previously elevated skin over the nasal tip has to contract or shrink-wrap, if you will, over the new cartilage framework. That's the part that really takes a year (or more!) to settle.Hope this helps,--DCPPearson Facial Plastic Surgery®
Swelling in the tip of nose
Thank you for your question.
Any type of trauma to the nose can cause swelling; it depends on the doctor’s technique and the patient. Every patient’s recovery is different. If your surgeon is performing an open rhinoplasty then your tip will be dissected to lift the skin back then sutured together again, so even though you are not getting a tip reduction, it is still getting operated in and therefore, has the potential to swell. If there is swelling it should be somewhat minimal and go down within a few months though. Keeping your head elevated and icing can help relieve swelling. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
Tip will swell, less with closed, when hump is removed
If you have an open approach to remove hump, then the tip is operated on due to lifting the skin as part of the approach. If closed, that is not the case, but the tip will swell a little from being pulled and stretched while working through the nostril.