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Revision Rhinoplasty with Rib Implant?

I did a revision rib rhinoplasty and alarplasty as i had a short nose with alar retracted. Now two weeks post op my nose is huge above all the bridge between up eyelids.The surgeon said to wait at last 2 months for the swollen with my thick skin it take time but i wonder why the bridge between my eyes is so swollen normally the bridge should start between my pupils, it terrify me because i look like a monster my bridge is too elevated. How do you think doctors do i have to be worried about it?

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Swelling two weeks after surgery


At two weeks after your surgery, you will still have a significant degree of swelling.  Please be patient as even a small amount of swelling in the nose looks significant.  Please consult with your surgeon for any advice on how to reduce your swelling. 

Honolulu Plastic Surgeon
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Revision rhinoplasty and rib graft


It sounds normal at this time. It is very common for your nose to be quite swollen after a revision rhinoplasty especially one with a rib implant. I would continue to follow your surgeon's advice and be patient at this point.

Jacksonville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nose Too Elevated at 2 Weeks after Rib Rhinoplasty


   There is no question that at 2 weeks after a rib graft in a revision rhinoplasty that you may look very swollen.  This is a big surgery, and you have to be more patient. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Post revision rhinoplasty


 In these circumstances you have to have trust in your surgeons opinion. He/she knows best where you are in the recovery phase. Keep frequent follow up appointments to help keep your mind at ease. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

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Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Revision rhinoplasty and result


I think that you need to give it time to settle down. The swelling will take away probably several months to subside.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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