3 months post op, should i consider revision?
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Injections of cortisone can help with the swelling so I would recommend that as a possiblity. Ask you surgeon.
Tip changes after rhinoplasty: 3 months, what to do?
Too early to consider revision surgery
Around the 4-6 week mark, most patients are able to appreciate most of the changes from surgery as a significant amount of swelling has resolved. However, it can take somewhere in and around 12-18 months to see the final results. The areas with thicker skin in the nose such as the tip, alar rims and radix may require longer to settle.
How certain areas of the nose heal will depend significantly on what was technically done during surgery. Whether or not the tip drops and by what degree will depend on what was done to establish tip support during your surgery.
At 3 months postop, you are still early in your recovery and you should allow your nose to heal fully prior to considering revision surgery. Revision rhinoplasty is typically done at least 1 year after the previous operation.
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