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.