I had my open rhinoplasty 4 weeks ago, and I know my nose is still healing and this isn't the final result. I had a hump remowed and the nose narrowed, and also the tip got shorten. Now I have a dent on my bridge, but my biggest worry is how my nose looks from the side. It looks like a piggy nose! Before the operation the angle of my tip was good, but now the tip is "standing up" and I hate it. Do I need a revision or is the dent and the piggy angle going to vanish along the healing process?
I have a dent and piggy nose after rhinoplasty. What could be done? (photo)
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I have a dent and piggy nose after rhinoplasty. What could be done?
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
Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.php
Obviously you are very early post surgery and to some degree your tip should drop.. If after a sufficient time for healing it has not the good news is that it can be corrected and I have done that for several patients whose initial surgeon over rotated and shortend the tip. That was the fashion in the past
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