I had a Rhinoplasty 4 months ago to fix the dorsum (that was twisted to the right side after having a trauma) but I can still see my nose twisted! Do you consider I need a Revision Rhinoplasty? When I touch the right side of the dorsum I can feel a bone, but when I touch the left side, I cannot find that same bone.
POST RHINO: Do I Need a Revision Rhinoplasty? (photo)
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Do I Need a Revision Rhinoplasty?
It is difficult to determine if you need a revision because you had your surgery just 4 months ago. Wait another 6-8 months before considering additional surgery; your nose will probably change as healing progresses.
After 4 months, you will still be healing and have residual swelling. Swelling can give the appearance of the following:
1) A larger nose
If you can still see your nose twisted, this may be the result of swelling. In general, it is not always possible to get the nose 100% straight. If the nose has a different feeling to the touch on one side and you can't feel part of your nasal bones, it is likely you are more swollen on that side. I would wait before considering a revision rhinoplasty. It can take up to a year before your swelling is resolved. I hope this helps, and good luck!
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