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8 days post op Rhinoplasty on thick skin, I see no change. Will my nose probably be bigger than before? (photos)

Indian, 27, Female 6 days after Rhino & I hav a bigger,more bulbous nose.Day 8 & no change.The doc said the skin was thick (not sure how thick ) & he'd taken out more cartilage than what he normally would have. Also I had EXTREME facial swelling so he said thats probably y its biger & more bulbous for now Please tell me honestly what to expect months from now so I can plan myself for revisions if necessary. -Wil my nose probably be biger than before? -Wil removing extra cartilage really work?

Doctor Answers (2)

Don't panic. Swelling after rhinoplasty is very common

Although it may not seem like it, you are very early in your post-operative recovery. Most of the swelling will be resolving after the first six weeks or so, but small amounts may last for months. Most surgeons will not contemplate revisions until you are at least a year out for that reason.

San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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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

Luis A. Fernandez Goico, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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