Uneven swelling or crooked nose? (Photos)
Doctor Answers 3
The biggest key to rhinoplasty recovery is patience. It is too soon to be able to determine what your final result will be and uneven swelling is very common in the healing process especially in the tip. The swelling in the tip can take up to a full 2 years before completely resolving and giving you your final result. If you are uneasy about anything you should direct your concerns to your operating surgeon during an in-person follow up. Best of luck!
Dr. Dhaval M.Patel
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Chicago-Water Tower Place, Oakbrook, Hoffman Estates, Orland Park
Crooked Nose Post Op
It is hard to tell when you are so soon after surgery. If you had a crooked nose to start and it was related to the cartilage portion of your nose, getting it straight in surgery is possible but can be challenging in certain noses. I would simply sit tight and give it more time. You will know for sure after a few more months. I am sure your surgeon will follow you closely for this.
It can be difficult to correct the crooked nose. The photograph shows a deviation. The deviation will continue to change over time. Trying to correct it in the early stages is not a good idea. At the minimum a 3 months interval is necessary to ensure that all swelling has subsided. At this point no intervention should be made as it will only complicate the healing process and the eventual result.