Will the Tip Drop at This Point?

I didn't like my tip first day of surgery, and I don't like it now (4 days post-op). It is too high for my face. I had a closed rhinoplasty. Will the tip drop in these circumstances? Since the nose isnt swollen or anything immediately after the surgery, is that the final result?

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Dropped Nasal Tip and Healing After Rhinoplasty

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It takes months for your nose to heal after surgery and the nasal tip usually drops over time. I suggest waiting at least a couple of months for healing to occur, if you have any concerns, you should consult with your surgeon.

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon

Will the Tip Drop at This Point?

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    If the tape and the splint are still in place, the tip is probably artificially elevated.   Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Noses take time to heal

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The nasal tip usually drops as healing progresses. Be patient with the healing process as it takes up to a year to see the final result, although most of the healing occurs earlier.  


Dr. Zoumalan

Richard A. Zoumalan, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Nasal Tip Drops Slightly As Healing Occurs After Rhinoplasty

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 Hi Sour,

Yes, your nasal tip should drop as time goes by after your rhinoplasty.  Patience is it's own reward.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. p

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

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