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 answers
Dr. Marsha Davis answered
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably: Just swollen. Hopefully the surgeon gave you the look you wanted. All the best.
Answered on Dec 5, 2013
Dr. Oscar Novick answered
57 years experience Pediatrics
Rhinoplasty: Your nose is swollen from the surgery and you will be beautiful after your nose job.
Answered on Jul 3, 2018
Dr. Anthony Sclafani answered
31 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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.
Answered on Oct 11, 2016
Dr. David Sherris answered
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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.
Answered on Dec 22, 2014
Dr. Suzanne Galli answered
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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.
Answered on Oct 14, 2014
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