Will the Tip of My Nose Get Smaller After Rhinoplasty?

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Your nose is one of the first things that people notice about your face. Positioned right in the middle of your face, it plays a prominent role in your overall appearance and confidence. It could be your greatest treasure or a great cause for concern.

It is, therefore, not surprising that many people are self-conscious when it comes to the size of the tip of their nose. Asking “will the tip of my nose get smaller after rhinoplasty?” is common, in fact — and if you’re one of those asking this question, we have the answer

Will the Tip of My Nose Get Smaller After Rhinoplasty — Achieve the Ideal Shape and Size

“Will my nose tip get smaller after rhinoplasty?”

The answer is, of course, yes.

There are various reasons why people may want to alter the shape or size of their nose. For some people, it is simply a matter of not liking the shape, and how it affects their appearance overall.

With the help of a skilled and experienced surgeon, the size of the tip of your nose can be reduced to achieve the shape that best suits the look you want to achieve. Using techniques that remove or reshape cartilage, and advanced suturing, a rhinoplasty procedure can help to make a round tipped nose more refined to help you achieve a more delicate look. It can also help to soften a triangular tip or make a bulbous tip more refined.

Post-Surgery Swelling

If you’ve already had rhinoplasty and are in the process of healing, it’s important to understand that it’s normal for your nose to appear swollen and bruised after surgery. This is especially the case if you’ve had extensive changes to the profile and overall shape. Your nose tip, your upper lip and the front of your cheeks will appear swollen, wider than normal and may be stiff to the touch. This swelling is normal, and to be expected, especially in the first week after surgery.

The swelling experienced after surgery should subside after about four weeks and it’s at this point that you will begin to notice marked improvement in the shape and size of the tip of your nose.

By about 3 or 4 months post-surgery, the swelling will have completely subsided, and the tip of your nose will show more refinement. This is when you will begin to see the true changes that were created during the procedure. The shape of your nose will become more delicate and will assume the shape and size that it will maintain for the next couple of years. This will most likely occur around the time when you are having your final follow-up visit.

Important notes for the best results

For the best results, it’s essential to follow post-surgery care instructions religiously to prevent scarring or bruising and select an experienced plastic surgeon who uses the latest and best surgical techniques and technology.

Dr. Sedgh is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon that specializes in rhinoplasty, including targeted procedures such as Middle Eastern rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty. He can sculpt your nose tip and help you achieve the results you’re after. Contact us for a consultation.

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