Hello, I had a nose augmentation with rib cartilage (bridge and tip) about 7 days ago and I am really worried because my nostril openings are showing more. Should I be thinking about a revision or will they show less after the swelling subsides and the cartilage absorbs a bit? Thank you very much
Notched Nostrils After Rhinoplasty
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Notching after Rhinoplasty
I thikng it may be a little too early to be overly concerned about notching a few days after rhinoplasty. I would wait a few weeks for the swelling to resolve and allow things to declare themselves.
Notched at 7 days
Seven days post surgery is still very early for you to judge the results of your surgery. Swelling will often result in exaggerated nostril show. In general it is a good idea to wait about one year before seeking a revision.
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