Are these realistic expectations for my revision rhinoplasty? (photos)
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Are these realistic expectations for my revision rhinoplasty?
1) Thickness of the patient's skin
2) Whether the procedure was a revision
3) Whether the procedure was open or closed
4) Whether tip work was performed
The tip is the last to come around in regard to swelling. 70% of the swelling is typically resolved after the first 3 months and the remainder goes down over time. It is best to wait at least one year before performing any revision work, as you want to give the nose adequate time to heal. Swelling can interfere with the surgeon's ability to do his or her best work. Further tip refinement is possible with surgery if you have not achieved your ideal result by the time you have healed. I hope this information helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
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Expectations after revision rhinoplasty
Why was the tip left like this after the primary rhinoplasty?
Before considering more surgery be sure to consult a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who has a broad experience with this type of revision. Review a portoflio of pre- and post-op revisions so you can gauge his/her level of expertise.