Uneven and Bulbous After Rhinoplasty

removal of cartilage and hump. have a lot of uneven swelling on one side, tip is bulbous and nose bends to one side . all uneven. what is wrong

Doctor Answers 3

Uneven following rhinoplasty

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If your nose is uneven following rhinoplasty, it is likely secondary to the cartilagenous structures that keep your nose supported. These structures are modified during rhinoplasty in order to make either a more aesthetically pleasing contour or to correct functional deficits. Sometimes, the asymmetry of your nasal structures may limit what the surgeon can do. Swelling in your tip is normal and may be the cause of your bulbous tip. Swelling takes one year to resolve.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Post rhinoplasty problems.

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It is impossible to give an opinion without seeing the nose. Wait 1 year for the swelling to go and then see your surgeon or an experienced revision rhinoplasty specialist.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Uneven and Bulbous after Rhinoplasty

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It's very difficult to say what went wrong without seeing your nose. If its early after surgery, some of what your experiencing can be due to swelling. However, it sound like you may need a revision in the future.

Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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