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?

Doctor Answers 4

Dropped Nasal Tip and Healing After Rhinoplasty

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
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Will the Tip Drop at This Point?

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

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Noses take time to heal

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
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Nasal Tip Drops Slightly As Healing Occurs After Rhinoplasty

 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
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