11 days post op (closed rhinoplasty). Swollen nose, bulbous tip. (photos)
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Not satisfied with the nasal tip 11 days after rhinoplasty
I tell all my patients after rhinoplasty the last area for swelling to go away is the nasal tip. The nose is comprised of cartilage, bone, fat and skin and when swelling occurs, the only thing that is swollen is the skin and fat. So what you are noticing 11 days out is swelling (Edema) of the skin and fat, not of the bone or cartilage. Do not rush to judgment so soon out after a rhinoplasty. Generally at the second week mark I will inject a dilute steroid or Kenalog into the nasal tip to accelerate the resolution of the edema. With this technique, 95% of my patients are satisfied with their results at the beginning of the third week but you are not even two weeks after surgery. Of course, you must return to your plastic surgeon for more definitive care and advice.Ironically, for 11 days out, I think you're result is very nice from what I can tell from your photographs.
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