Is this swelling or near enough to final result? (Photo)

I am 12 days out from open rhinoplasty for refining tip and slightly reducing bridge and columella show. The photo on the left is day of cast removal and I love how my nose looks , it's softer looking . Now on day 12 it looks pointy and my columella show looks like it's going back to the way it was before surgery . Could this just be swelling or was it swelling that gave it the nicer round appearance after cast removal? I know it's still early days but I loved my nose few days ago

Doctor Answers 2

Swelling after rhinoplasty


This is likely related to swelling. 12 days is still very early. Be sure to express these changes to your surgeon, so he/she can best guide you. 

Best wishes in your recovery,

Dr. Blagg

Austin, TX

Post Rhinoplasty Concerns

Dear fafa123, You are early in the recovery phase and as swelling dissipates changes will be seen in your result. If you do a side by side comparison I would also suggest using the same sides. See your surgeon for any questions or concerns and hopefully he/she can answer your questions and provide you some peace of mind. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 202 reviews

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