Korean rhinoplasty! Will the tip drop down and grow longer?

Q: It has been almost 2 weeks since I took off my nose splint (3 weeks since the day I got a surgery). The tip of my nose is kind of round, big, short, and upturned. Will the tip drop down, be kind of pointy and grow a little longer as time goes by? The doctor also used my ear cartilage and filler on one side of my nose to make the both sides even.

A: The amount of tip refinement and definition will increase as the swelling resolves.  The tip rotation (how upturned it is) will also improve – as the swelling decreases the tip will drop a bit.  By about 3-6 months post-op enough swelling will have resolved for you to have a good idea of whether you will be happy or not.

About Donald B. Yoo, M.D.

Dr. Yoo is a board-certified surgeon, fellowship trained in facial plastic surgery with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery (including blepharoplasty and facelift), and Asian cosmetic surgery (including Asian rhinoplasty and Asian blepharoplasty/Asian eyelid surgery). His office is located at: 120 S Spalding Dr Suite 315, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-275-2467.
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