How long roughly does it take for a rhinoplasty for a bulbous nose tip (with thick skin) to recover from swelling? (photo)

Recovery time for swelling on a thick skinned bulbous tip

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Swelling after rhinoplasty for patients with thick nasal tip skin

Thick nasal tip skin remains particularly challenging for the rhinoplasty surgeon, as the tip may persistently be swollen for up to 18 months.  Several maneuvers can be performed to help reduce this, such as thinning the skin during surgery, injecting dilute steroids following surgery, or even Isotretinoin therapy for several months.

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