I very concerned about the hardness of my tip 7mo post-op and its not soft yet..also i have a ridge going across my tip, that ridge is noticeable in pics and it bothers me..my left side of my lower half of the nose is still fuller. I don't understand mirrors..I look at myself with a good lighted mirror and my nose appears crooked then i look at my self on a mirror with out the bright lighting and it doesn't look so crooked i wondering whats going on?? any advice would be appreciated. thanks!!
7 Months Post Rhino !!!
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Tip stiffness after rhinoplasty
It is very common for the tip of the nose to be stiff up to and beyond a year after rhinoplasty - this is especially true if any tip grafting was performed
Rhinoplasty results take 1 year.
Rhinoplasty results take 1 year, but chances are the crookedness will remain. See an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon for a second opinion as well as your primary surgeon.
7 months post rhinoplasty
Tip fimness is present for a long time after rhinoplasty. Thip tip of the nose is usually the last thing to resolve. Talk to your surgeon but, you need to allow more time.
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A nose may still be hard after 7 months and can last for a year or longer. AS for shadowing etc.. this is all light related. This you shoudl go over with your surgeon.
Unhappy with nose after rhinoplasty
At 7 months you will still likely have a little bit of residual swelling in the nasal tip. The skin here is the thickest and may take a full year to settle down. Lighting and shadowing does play an important role in the evaluation of a three dimensional object such as the nose. The best comparison should be made using before and after photos in a controlled setting such as your surgeon's office. Photographs would help with a further evaluation of your nose.
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