Q: I’m 3 months post op rhinoplasty. My nose looks different from the day if cast removal. My nose tip was shorter. My nose tip now seems longer at 3/4 view and smiling. Could this be swelling? How much will my nose change from 3 months post op to final result?
A: As swelling resolves, the tip of the nose will typically deproject (get closer to the face) and counter-rotate slightly. In general at 3-6 months 60-80% of the swelling will have resolved and the remainder will resolve over the course of 1 year. Bring up your concerns with your surgeon and follow up closely with him/her to ensure the best results.