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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hi! i got rhinoplasty yesterday morning, this afternoon as i was changing dressings around my nose i noticed the tip was turned up like a pig. is this normal? is it just swollen? will it go down?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Probably: Just swollen. Hopefully the surgeon gave you the look you wanted. All the best.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Your nose is swollen from the surgery and you will be beautiful after your nose job.
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Likely: This is likely due to swelling. Follow your surgeon's instructions and follow up with him as directly. If you don't see any change by then, you should discuss your concerns with him.
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Probably swelling: Swelling combined with the dressing can make the tip look too upturned right after surgery. Do not worry as the appearance will change dramatically over the next weeks to months as swelling resolves.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Many surgeons apply a tape and cast after a rhinoplasty and this can include taping the base of the nose upwards. It is best for you to follow your surgeon's postop instructions and not spend too much time looking in the mirror at this point.
Last updated Mar 23, 2021


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