9 Months Post Op And Nose Doesn't Look Any Better, What To Do?

I had a revision back in 11-28-2010. It consisted of nasal implant removal, alar base reduction, and the addition of ear cartilage to the tip and bridge for definition. I have very thick and very oily skin (part Asian descent). I am hoping for more definition as my nose is still a round blob right now with a v-shape hanging down. My nose looks worst in the morning. Do I still have a chance? Doc says to tape, but I doubt it would work as I tried it before. Thank you!

Doctor Answers 5

9 months post rhinoplasty revision

For your type of skin 9 months is not long enough, especially after revision. And dont be too critical of your nose. It looks pretty good. Be patient.

Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon
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6633 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608

Unhappy 9 months after Rhinoplasty, will it get better still?

 I have performed Rhinoplasty for over 20 years and IMHO, the V shape over the tip is most likely where the ear cartilage graft was placed.  This would typically become more defined with time.  The rest of the tip that's still swollen may or may not get any thinner deopending on what was doen during your Rhinoplasty.  As always, it's best to discuss this with your Rhinoplasty surgeon.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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8500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Dissatisfied with 9 Month Rhinoplasty Result

The frontal and base view pictures of your nose show a nice result. The 3/4 and profile views are not clear. Your nose will probably continue to improve, but if your not satisfied talk to your surgeon or get a second opinion.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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416 N Bedford Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Inspite of the small pictures.


Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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10 East 31 Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Asian rhinoplasty

Asian noses are much more difficult to correct with usual rhinoplasty techniques. Partly due to thick skin which needs to be refined aggressively in order to achieve the desired result.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

1441 Avocado
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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