A 25-year-old female asked:
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now im one month after rhinoplasty. a doctor took cartilage from ear, why? my nose tip looks down. if my nose tip will go up?

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Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Ask your doctor: 1 month after rhinoplasty is still early in the healing process, but if you have concerns about the appearance of your nose, it is best to ask your surgeon what they think is going on. If you are not satisfied with their answer, find a board certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon in your area to get a second opinion in person.
Answered on Nov 5, 2014
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Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Swelling: At a month i would not worry too much as swelling is still significant. Be patient but express your concerns to your doctor. It takes a year to reach the final result from rhinoplasty.
Answered on Dec 28, 2016
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Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nasal tip swelling: One month after rhinoplasty the nasal tip is expected to be swollen, so you are not looking at your final result. It takes a year or so for the tip to settle down. It is worth discussing your concerns with your plastic surgeon, but at one month the best plan is often to let the nose heal.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Tanveer Janjua
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Ear graft to nose: It is common to use ear cartilage for grafting the nose especially if there is not enough nasal septal cartilage available. At one month after surgery there can be swelling on the nose and it does not show the final result. Give it at least two more months to assess the tip position.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Too early tell: Takes 4-6 mos minimum to assess. Be patient.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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