Tip Droop After a Week?

I had open rhinoplasty 7 days ago and the doctor said he was going to fix my droopy tip. On one side it looks straight and not droopy. On the othet it looks to be drooping. Could this be because of swelling? And does swelling cause a tip to droop?

Doctor Answers 4

Tip Droop After a Week?

Dear Eric,

Thank you for your question.  After a week, there is a lot of swelling. This can contribute to distortion of the nose.  Be patient and give it 6 - 12 months to heal.

Best Wishes,

Pablo Prichard, MD

Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

Tip droop

At one week post surgery there is most likely a lot of swelling. You have to give it time to heal first.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Tip droop

You have a lot of swelling at one week.  Give it time before you make a judgement.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Need more time to judge the result

You are too early to start judging your rhinoplasty results.  Follow up with your plastic surgeon and give it some time.

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

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