I had a rhinoplasty 5 years ago (osteotomies to narrow my bridge and tip refinement). My nose still looks normal, but as time has progressed it has continued to "morph" slightly. My tip cartilages have become slightly more visible (they are tiny and pointy) and my alar creases are more prominent. Overall, my nose looks more "done" and sharper than it did just 2 years ago. How will my nose continue to change as I age? Should I expect to need a revision one day?
How Does a Post-op Nose Change As You Age?
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Post operative nose five years
Post Operative Changes to Nose As You Age
A nose can change by the skin thinning, the nose dropping, and if you’ve had previous rhinoplasty. If there was ever a deformity, it can become more transparent over time.
Changes after rhinoplasty
The extent to which your changes beyond 5 after surgery depends on a number of factors:
- How much structure (cartilage and bone) was removed at time of surgery
- Whether you have any injury to the nose
- How thin your skin is
- Whether your face loses much fat