Swollen ball like tip after Septorhinoplasty and tip re-shaping on 10th May 2016. Today is 11th July 2016. (photo)

I had surgery in May and also had corrective surgery on the tip as it was like a bum shape. When I first had the splint taken off I loved the results and I was so happy however as time has gone on the tip changed and looks like there is a ball on the end. I know to expect swelling as the work my surgeon did is incredible, compared to how it was but I am worried it's going to stay like this when weeks ago it was a lot smaller and nicer. It sometimes looks like a blue ball on the tip. Than you.

Doctor Answers 3

Recovery from nose job

Hello anjasquith, although your follow-up time is very short your result is beautiful. I believe after a few months later your nose will look nicer. Do not hurry for the final result because it may take one year or more. I congratulate your doctor for the job. Enjoy your life!


Turkey Plastic Surgeon

Rhinoplasty

At 1 month, you are still early in your recovery period and the nose is expected to be quite swollen at this point. The majority of the swelling will resolve in 3-6 months, and will continue to resolve as your nose heals for up to 1-2 years. You have not reached your final shape as the nose will continue to heal and reduce in size for up to a year. Once it does reach its final shape you may be more pleased with the appearance of your nose.

Donald B. Yoo, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Swollen tip after septorhinoplasty

Thank you for your query.
You are 2 months post op. The swelling will eventually completely resolve after 12 months, so 10 months to go. A lot of patience is required, but it will eventually go. Best thing is to keep in touch with your surgeon who is best placed to assist you.Kind regards,

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