8 days post op Rhinoplasty on thick skin, I see no change. Will my nose probably be bigger than before? (photos)
Doctor Answers (3)
Don't panic. Swelling after rhinoplasty is very common
Give it time, you're still too swollen...
Thick skin swells a lot more than normal/thin skin. Eight days is just way to early to start seeing clear changes.
Give it time; rhinoplasty post-op is a very long period and some changes my last months even a year.
Good luck on your recovery,
Dr. Fernandez Goico
I see no change after rhinoplasty
It is understandable that you are a concerned with what you feel especially with the "no change" after your surgery. The post op swelling is to be anticipated and every patient is a little different hence the possibility of explaining what you are experiencing.
Unfortunately, with the pictures posted, the lack of surgical details and the inability to perform a physical exam it is not possible to provide you with a definitive answer that could be medically sound.
Nonetheless, it is way to early to pass a judgement. Usually, a year is required before formulating how your nose will be. Even then, your nose will keep shaping itself and to complement your face for better results in the years to come.
My best recommendations at the moment is to be patient, allow nature to take its course and edema subsides for better results. There is no doubt that once the swelling subsides, more definition and shape will be achieved and you should be happier with the results.
Also, it is important that you keep communicating with your surgeon and work as a team together to achieve the best results possible.
Congratulations on your surgery and please remain positive!
Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS
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