Obtuse naso-frontal angle and bulbous, upturned tip post-rhinoplasty

Q: At 19 days post-rhinoplasty, my bridge appears low & scooped, not high and straight, as in surgeon’s pre-op computerized projection. Nasofrontal angle is extremely obtuse, though the surgeon said he’d use a ‘notching’ tool to retain the angle between my forehead and bridge. The tip is pointy, which I wanted, but appears over-projected and a little bulbous/upturned. Is all this just the result of post-op swelling? Might the shapes and angles of my nose still change for the better?

A: The appearance of your nose will certainly change from what it looks like 19 days after surgery.  Your nose will continue to undergo changes for the entire year after surgery, while 60-80% of the changes will be evident in 3-6 months.  Follow up closely with your surgeon to ensure the best result, and try not to fixate on the day to day variations of your nose while it heals.

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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