Uneven Swelling 2 Years After Rhinoplasty? (photo)

I had my nose done 2 years ago to correct a bump and a droopy tip. Both of those were fixed but two years later, I still feel like the tip is a little big and uneven. Is it even possible for it to be swollen still? I've been reading about cortizone shots but I don't know if they would even be helpful at this point.

Doctor Answers 7

Nasal Swelling 2 Years after Rhinoplasty

You do not have residual swelling 2 years after a rhinoplasty. Cortisone injections will not help. You will need a revision surgery to correct the nasal asymmetries.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Two years after rhinoplasty

It is unlikely that at two years after surgery, that you have persistent swelling. Some asymmetry is normal and expected.  If it really bothers you, you may want to consider a revision.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Uneven Swelling 2 Years After Rhinoplasty?

 No, steroid injections would have no effect at 2 years post Rhinoplasty.  Your nose is what it is at this at this point but you could always ask your Rhinoplasty Surgeon for advice.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

It is not swelling two years after rhinoplasty

Full healing after rhinoplasty takes one year for the shape to come through and the tip to soften completely. Steroid injections will not help and should be avoided. At two years your nose is as it will be, and revision is the only answer.

Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty results take ! year.

Rhinoplasty results take ! year. There is no swelling at 2 years. Cortisone won't help. A revision is what you need to change the nose. See an experienced revision rhinoplasty expert for the best result.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Uneven Swelling 2 Years After Rhinoplasty?

Though your photos are OK, I believe you need a very detailed examination which can only be done in person. Call local rhinoplasty boarded docs in your area to be seen. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

There is no swelling two years after rhinoplasty.


Your pictures suggest that the main issue is still that your nose is a little long and droopy, as well as a somewhat flat tip.   Revision should help.

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

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