Two-weeks After Septorhinoplasty :after Reducing Bumb the Nose is Long in Profile? (photo)

two-weeks after septorhinoplasty , I can see that swelling is reducing gradually.but I see that it's like that after reducing the bumb on my bridge , the tip is like to be the same and so the profile seems long. is it because of swelling or I need a revision later? cause mostly I see the swelling from the width and people complain about that,I havent seen the swelling effect on profile.. is it because of swelling or it's the bad surgery?

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Two weeks post-op and the nasal profile

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At two weeks post rhinoplasty, the nose will be swollen especially at the tip. This can make the nose look longer. Give it time for the swelling to subside.

Two-weeks After Septorhinoplasty :after Reducing Bumb the Nose is Long in Profile? (photo)

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as has been stated here soooo many times, "ONLY 2 weeks post operative!"" You need 3 months at a minimum of healing before considering anything. 

Two-weeks After Septorhinoplasty :after Reducing Bumb the Nose is Long in Profile?

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       Swelling two weeks after surgery can distort the relative proportions.  Give yourself between 6 months and a year before trying to judge the result.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Two-weeks After Septorhinoplasty :after Reducing Bumb the Nose is Long in Profile?

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Dear dewd,

Thank you for your question.  You appear to be having a nice result so far.  you will have tip swelling which is normal and will subside for many months.  Different nasal-labial angles (the angle between the base of your nasal tip and your lip) is a bit of preferrence and this should be discussed with your surgeon pre-operatively, i.e. do you want more or less up-turned tip. 

Best Wishes,

Pablo Prichard, MD

Swelling after rhinoplasty

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It is way to early after your surgery to judge the result.  Be patient.  See your surgeon to calm your fears.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

Swelling after rhinoplasty

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You have to wait for all swelling to subside before evaluating your results.  Two weeks is way to early.  Tip swelling can persist for a few months. Be patient!

Swelling After Rhinoplasty

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Although difficult to tell from the limited photos, you appear to have a very good result just 2 weeks following rhinoplasty.  The most important thing to remember is that you will not see your final result for 9-12 months.  Any decisions on revision should be deferred until then.  Your concerns are likely related to expected post-operative swelling, and should improve with time.

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