I did my rhinoplasty exactly 4 weeks ago and i am very unsatisfied. My original nose is flat, therefore goretex implant was use to heightened the bridge. I also did tip refinement taken from my ear cartilage. Things havent improve since and i am very depressed as i regret my decision. The bridge looks so thin in comparison with the tip and etc. and now im having massive hanging columella. I know im still swelling as my surgeon informed me but will collumella go back to normal?
Hanging Columella After Rhinoplasty 4 Weeks? (Photo)
Doctor Answers (6)
Rhinoplasty Concerns at 4 Weeks
Rhinoplasty result judgements should be made no sooner than 6 months to a year, because swelling plays such a role in the recovery.
Rhinoplasty final result usually visible at four months.
It is really much too early to worry. You may be happy enough in a few months or you may not be, but there is nothing to do now. So best to be optimistic.
Hanging Columella After Rhinoplasty 4 Weeks?
Your issues are understandable but you did not post before photos for us to compare. Also way TOO early in healing phase to truly comment. Allow 3 months of healing. Also best to discuss these issue with your surgeon. Regards.
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Hanging columella after rhinoplasty
It is a bit early to judge whether you need to do anything about your columella. There is likely a bit of tissue swelling in the area still.
I would follow your surgeon's advice and allow the nose to heal. It is possible to treat a hanging columella if there isn't improvement with time, though.
You can learn more about hanging columellar repair at my web reference link below.
I think I just answered another posted by you regarding this. As I indicated in that response, swelling after a rhinoplasty can last 6-12 months. At 4 weeks it is too early to be judging your final cosmetic result.
You should discuss your dissatisfaction in more depth with your surgeon.
Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)