Tip Swelling 9 Months After Rhinoplasty?

hi , i had my rhinoplasty surgery 9 months ago , I don`t like how my nose looks , its tip is still so big and rounded is that normal or i should have a revision surgery?

Doctor Answers 4

Tip Swelling 9 Months Post Rhinoplasty

Without any pictures it is difficult for us to make any recommendations.  Please give us some information about you surgery which would be helpful. We all recommend waiting for about a year before considering a revision if you're not satisfied.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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9 month swelling

At 9 months, swelling should have mostly subsided.  If the tip is still too big, a revision may be in order. 

John Michael Thomassen, MD
Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Revision rhinoplasty usually works.


If you don't like the result at nine months, then you will probably need a revision in another few months.  There are several possible reasons for a tip that is too big, and they can usually be corrected.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Tip swelling at 9 months

It is very common to have residual tip swelling 9 months after rhinoplasty. It usually improves by about a year but may last longer.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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