I just had a revision rhino 8 days back. The issue I had initially was only the bump on my bridge. Loved it initially but a couple of months back I started noticing the bump again (it was an open procedure, no osteotomies) noticed a new issue, the tip was drooping slightly. Revision rhino takes place 6 months later (open procedure no osteomosis) bump filed down, tip pulled back a bit by a mm , & trimmed slightly from the sides. HATING the wide bridge, so upset, getting married soon, solutions?
Bridge too wide after revision rhino, don't think it will change once the swelling goes. Solutions? (photo)
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Bridge too wide after revision rhinoplasty?
8 days is still very soon after rhinoplasty, and you will be experiencing swelling that will affect the appearance of your final result. It can take up to 18-24 months to see the final result of your surgery, and the nose will continue to change as you heal. In general, 70% of the swelling is resolved after the first 3 months and the remainder goes down over time. I would recommend following up with your surgeon, as he/she knows the extent of your procedure and exactly what was performed. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
Bridge too wide after revision rhino, don't think it will change once the swelling goes. Solutions?
It is just too early to tell at 8 days.
The nose can be swollen for up to a year or more. Swelling will depend upon the nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness of skin, open vs closed, revision vs primary, etc.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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