Will my nostrils and tip drop after Rhinoplasty? (photos)
Doctor Answers 4
I perform 1-2 rhinoplasties weekly and have never seen a patient without some element of swelling at a year. You see, what happens is that the sprint is keeping the swelling over the bones at bay for the first week and your tip appears swollen at one week. Once that splint comes off, the bones seem to widen and appear like they have fallen out. This is absolutely swelling. With regards to the over-rotation of the nose, it is actually expected to have this at 2 weeks. The nose begins its downward decent usually by 3 months. Ask your surgeon to give you more details about these upcoming changes. You look great!Thank you for your question.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon