Is 8 Months Long Enough to Wait for Revision Rhinoplasty?
- Asked by Ark306 in Arkansas
- 2 years ago
I'm a 21 year old male who had a septo/rhinoplasty back in December of 2010. As of right now I have tip ptosis, hanging columella, and a relatively undefined supratip break. My surgeon wants to do a revision rhinoplasty in August. Should I be worried? thanks
Timming of revision rhinoplasty
The timming of a revision rhinoplasty varries with the problem. In general terms most surgeons want to wait at least one year. Changes occur slowly in nasal surgery and you need to wait in most cases until you results are stable.
Web reference: http://drbray.com
Revision rhinoplasty timing
Without examining your nose it is hard to say what the best timing is for your revision rhinoplasty. A lot depends on what was done during the original surgery and what approaches were used. You typically want your nose to be stabilized so that there isn't a moving target, so to speak, with regard to any planned external changes.
Web reference: http://www.drlamperti.com/facial-plastic-surgery/rhinoplasty
Timing of revision rhinoplasty
Although 1 year is the 'textbook' waiting period for revision rhinoplasty many revisions can be safely performed after 6 months
Web reference: http://www.seattlerhinoplasty.com/html/index.php