Ask a doctor

Concerned About Open Rhinoplasty Result (7 Weeks Post Surgery) - Photos Attached (Surgeons Opinions Greatly Appreciated)?

I asked for a concave bridge and a shorter tip, but bridge is not concave and tip looks unrefined. I may also have a valve collapse/crooked nose from front view. There may be swelling (I did take oral steroid for a week after surgery), but will my nose eventually look like my imaging – or for me to achieve the result I want, am I going to need a revision? If so, would I need just minor work done to my nose to achieve the imaging result, and could it be achieved through a closed rhinoplasty?

Doctor Answers (2)

Concerned About Open Rhinoplasty Result (7 Weeks Post Surgery) - Photos Attached (Surgeons Opinions Greatly Appreciated)?

+1

The swelling can be prominent at this early stage.  I would follow with your surgeon.   This may take the full year or more to resolve after the surgery.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.php

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 147 reviews

Valve collapse post rhinolasty

+1

Hi Domonic,

Seven weeks post rhinoplasty is very early to be calling what the final result will look like. There will be swelling that needs to resolve and the at the moment the final result is unclear. You will need to show patience and allow time to pass to be able to asssess the final result. Stay in touch with yuor surgeon and allow them to assess progress.

All the best

Jeremy Hunt

Web reference: http://www.drjeremyhunt.com.au

Sydney Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.

You might also like...

Ask a Doctor

Get personalized answers from board-certified doctors. For free.