I had rhinoplasty done a few months ago. I am confused because my nose looks more crooked than before. Any suggestion? (photo)
Doctor Answers (4)
4 months post rhinoplasty
Although it is hard to be patient, it can take 6 - 12 months for all of the swelling to settle after surgery. Make sure to take before and after photos from exactly the same angle otherwise it is very difficult to make an accurate comparison from photos alone. Alos, always make sure to go back to your surgeon if you are having concerns.
Confused About my Rhinoplasty Results? (photo)
Photos are very hard to see the deformities you write about! Best to obtain IN PERSON evaluations from boarded PSs.
Confused About my Rhinoplasty Results?
Thank you for your question and photos. You are a few months out, you still have some swelling that can take a year to go away completely. Your tip does look a little bit lower. This can be from a few things, but suture failure is one of them. If after all the swelling is gone, the areas you have concern for can be altered at that time.
Pablo Prichard, MD
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Nose tip shape may be impacted by swelling early on after rhinoplasty
Thank you for the question and the photos. Your nasal tip is susceptible to swelling after a rhinoplasty so depending on how many months ago your surgery was it could certainly change shape and size with additional healing. Once you are at about 6 months or so you could start to evaluate your final result which may include additional tip refinement.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
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