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Nose Too Big and High at the Bridge - I Am Very Worried

I just had a tip plasty about 1 week ago after 3 revisions done to my nose. He replaced my silicon with goretex. Apparently, the goretex is bigger and thicker than my silicon. He built a tip using my ear cartilage. Now, my whole nose looks bigger and more prominent than my previous nose. I asked the doctor about the broadness and height of my nose. He said it was too early to tell. Do you think my nose will grow smaller after 6 weeks? At what percentage will it grow smaller?

Doctor Answers 4

Too early to tell

You need to wait at least 6 months to see what you will end up with; and in cases of revision surgery and use of grafts maybe as long as one year.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Revision rhinoplasty

Your are very early to be worried. Goretex typically is softer, less rigid and more compressible then silicone so you should expect things to settle after a few months.

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Silicon replacement in nose

You are way too earky to judge. I prefer gortex over silicon but, also prefer septal cartilage if available to ear cartilage>

David A. Bray, Sr., MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nose Too big One Week after rhinoplasty


After 3 revisions and an implant replacement...1 week is definitely too early to tell anything...It will take 6 to 12 months for the swelling to subside...

Give it some more time..





Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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