What's Going on with the Profile of my Nose, It's Changed Drastically Throughout This Last Year? (photo)
- Asked by Chad152
- 1 year ago
Okay, so I took a picture of the profile of my nose 4 times(2 prior to nose job and 2 afterwards). It seems that the profile has changed drastically from 2 weeks post op to 1 year post op. Why is that? And, based on the photos, would you have anticipated the nose to change as it had?(Should I be concerned about this?)...Despite this, I think the plastic surgeon did a great job of reshaping the nose, elevating the tip, and correcting the deviated septum...I can breathe so much easier now.
1 year post-op
You do have a nice improvement over your pre-operative appearance. There is a mild supratip (polybeak) deformity as described in the link below
What's Going on with the Profile of my Nose, It's Changed Drastically Throughout This Last Year?
The 1 year post op Rhinoplasty photo is quite small and is only a profile but does appear to show some supra-tip fullness. This can be from scar tissue formation or residual cartilage of the superior, anterior septum.
Web reference: http://www.drfpalmer.com
Change in Profile over 1 Year Post Rhinoplasty
The final shape of your nose evolves over 1 year after the rhinoplasty surgery. You had a very difficult nose; while you are significantly improved, you now have a mild polly beak deformity which can be corrected with a revision.
Recent Rhinoplasty Reviews
It takes about year for the final results of your rhinoplasty to be apparent. Often there is a lot of swelling that takes about year to improve.
Noses changing after a rhinoplasty
Yes, all noses change for about a year after a rhinoplasty, it takes that long for all of the swelling to subside.
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