Supratip swelling or extra cartilage that is projecting the tip after a primary closed rhinoplasty? (photos)
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Rhinoplasty at two months
Supratip swelling or extra cartilage.
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Sorry to hear about your experience. From the photos, it appears that you have a small "pollybeak" deformity, which can be due to several reasons. In your case, it appears that your nasal tip might be underprojected (rather than overprojected) leading to the relative supratip fullness. Or as you said, you could also have "extra" tissue in the supratip area, which is less likely but possible. This could be scar tissue or cartilage (either a cartilage graft or your septum). You can request the written operative report from your surgeon to find out what exactly was done if you are interested, although such will not change anything and is hence not overly relevant. Please remember, though, that you still have some edema 2 months after surgery and need to wait a few more months until all swelling subsides. It is best to stay patient and wait at least another 3-4 months before making any judgment. Also, please adhere to your surgeon's recommendations and follow-up with him regularly. Best wishes!
Post Rhinoplasty Questions
Post op rhinoplasty
Thank you for your pictures! At two months, it really is too early to say what the final outcome will be from your closed rhinoplasty. That being said, at this time there is definitely still swelling to be found on your nasal. How much of this will decrease your projection is really hard to say. A simple way to follow along your progress is to feel your tip - while it is still "rock hard", there will be a substantial amount of swelling. As it softens there is less and less swelling involved. Often times tip swelling can increase projection as much as 2 or 3 mm in some cases! As much of a hard time as you are having with your doctor, keep him up to date with your progress and follow up with them. Despite your experience, they know what technique was used and, as such, should be able to guide you through the healing process. Next 2-3 months you will see a lot of swelling settle down. Best of luck. I hope some of this helped.