My Nose is Really Swollen but Am I Still Going to Get the Look I Want?

I feel like my tip is almost droopy looking. I thought it would look more upturned especially when I got hit this open rhinoplasty procedure ten days ago. I know I'm being impatient and ridiculous since it have even been two weeks but will my nose (and especially tip) get smaller and more upturned?

Doctor Answers 6

Swelling After Rhinoplasty

It's normal for swelling to occur for months after your procedure. Don't worry about it for now, if you have any concerns, you can always discuss with your surgeon.

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Post Rhinoplasty Nasal Swelling

At just 10 days post rhinoplasty, it is normal for the nose to still be quite swollen, especially the nasal tip.  Check with your surgeon first, but, nasal compression exercises and/or  nasal tip taping may help speed the healing process.  However, give it time, it may take 6 to 12 months to see the full results of a rhinoplasty.  Best wishes.

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Don't worry about the appearance of your nose 10 days after rhinoplasty.

10 days is much too early to be evaluating the results of a rhinoplasty. It will take months before the final result is achieved.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Early changes after a rhinoplasty

It is very normal to have early changes, swelling and asymmetry following a rhinoplasty. Do not get too anxious now as it will certainly change over time.  Follow the recommendation from your plastic surgeon.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Swelling after rhinoplasty

It is the norm rather than not to have a swollen nose after surgery. This will take months to heal and for the swelling to come down.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Final Result After Rhinoplasty? #nosejob

Hard to say without seeing your picture but being a Rhinoplaty surgeon here is what I will tell you. You have so far to go before you should be stressed out about your final result. The swelling takes at least 6 weeks for 95% resolution and the last 5% can take a year. So just sit back and let the process happen. You have to be a patient, patient.

Richard J. Brown, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

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