Supratip Swelling? Post Rhinoplasty? (photo)

Here is my nose 11 days post op. I still have a lot of swelling, but mainly in my supratip. Does the amount of swelling I have look normal? Is this a lot? I am not happy with the "downward" appearance of my tip post surgery. How long will it take to subside? will my tip look more "raised up" after the swelling has subsided? Thank you!

Doctor Answers 5

There should be quite a bit of swelling 11 days following rhinoplasty

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Thank you for the question and the photo.  There is no doubt that there will be swelling at 11 days following surgery.  Most of the swelling will also be in the tip and supra-tip area of your nose.  Each week will be a little better and there is a good chance that the tip will have a more "raised" look once all the swelling is gone.

All the best,

Dr. Remus Repta

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 173 reviews

Based on your limited photo, you appear to have a nice result after Rhinoplasty Surgery.

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You look good for 11 days post-op. the slight swelling above your tip will continue to improve as you move through the healing process.

Based on your photo, your nose does not appear to have a downward appearance. Your nasal tip will not raise up as you continue to heal.

Feel free to re ask your questions with more photos if you continue to be concerned with the appearance of your nose.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Joseph

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 435 reviews

Supratip Swelling After Rhinoplasty

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The amount of swelling that you are experiencing looks normal. While your supratip is not very prominient now, it takes up to nine months for the majority of the swelling to subside and your nose will change significantly. Be patient.


Jaime Perez, MD
Rhinoplasty Specialist
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Jaime Perez, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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It is the case almost all the time that rhinoplasty patients exhibit various degrees of swelling after the surgery and you are not different.

I recommend that you have some patience and wait for nature to take its course and swelling resolves; usually it takes about 12 months for the end-results to get established.

Meanwhile, it is crucial that you follow your surgeon's instructions and protect your nose from accidental traumas.

I hope this helps.

Thank you for your inquiry and the best of luck to you.

Dr. Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Yes, we are looking at 12 months on the minimum to obtain full supratip fullness healing.  Stick close to your surgeon.

Robert Shumway, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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