I had tip work done on my nose and it was only supposed to be the tip that was worked on. However, my entire nose looks swollen and awful. Is it normal for the whole nose to be swollen even though only a portion of it was actually worked on? When can I expect the swelling to go away?
Even though you had only tip work done on your nose, it is not unusual at all to have swelling of the rest of your nose following rhinoplasty. I tell all of my patients who are undergoing rhinoplasty to expect swelling following surgery regardless of which area of the nose I am concentrating on. In the case of tip work only, it is very possible that some other modifications of the nose needed to take place in order for the tip to fit appropriately with the rest of the nose. As in other rhinoplasty procedures, it can take several weeks for the swelling of your nose to subside, but, you should see significant improvement in the appearance of your nose in about 10 days.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld