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How Will Nose Look 6 Weeks After An Open Rhinoplasty?

Hi, How well will my nose look 6 weeks after an open rhinopaslty? I have a planned trip to Europe that I can not postpone. Will the surgery be noticeable among new people I meet? What should be my expections 6 weeks after surgery? Thank you.

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6 weeks after rhinoplasty

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A six weeks you should appear quite normal. This assumes that no other problems have happened. You may well still have visible swelling of the incision. Use make up onthe scar. However, you are still early in the healing curve so real but subtle changes will coninue to happen.

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Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal appearance 6 weeks after open rhinoplasty

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You will do great.  It takes about 3 weeks for the nose to start looking natural again to the average observer.  Regardless of the amount of work done.  if it's a revisional surgery then about 6 weeks for that effect.  But keep in mind a few things... it will take a full year to heal and you will certainly feel that it is still different in that time frame.  But for young and healthy patients, 3 weeks is about average.  Make sure to bring an SPF of 50 or higher for the small columellar incision during your trip and have a blast in Europe!
 

Scottsdale Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Rhinoplasty

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After 6 weeks you should look fine to most people.  Your final result will not be completed but usually you or your surgeon will appreciate this over time.  At any given point your nose should look "normal" if the surgery goes well.  I hope this info helps.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Appearance 6 Weeks after Open Rhinoplasty

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You will look good 6 weeks after open rhinoplasty; new acquaintances will not know you have had recent surgery. Having said that your nose will continue to improve for about a year. Have your rhinoplasty and enjoy the trip to Europe. 

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Appearance of nose 6 weeks postoperatively should be more than acceptable

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Much though not all of the nasal swelling will have subsided by 6 weeks after a rhinoplasty so don't worry. The scar may still be slightly red however. Understand that the appearance of your nose at 6 weeks is not the final result which actually can take up to a year or more to see.

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Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Noses look great by six weeks after rhinoplasty

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By four weeks after rhinoplasty, we allow full physical activity and you should look very well, by six weeks, even better. The tip will be slightly stiff for several more weeks though you should look great for travel or work.

Best of luck,

peterejohnsonmd

Web reference: http://www.peterejohnsonmd.com/rhinoplasty

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Travel After Rhinoplasty

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Hi Carlos-

I think you will do well traveling to Europe 6 weeks after an open rhinoplasty. At 3 weeks about 80% of your swelling should be gone. You most likely will still have tip swelling, but that will probably not be noticable to new people you meet. Enjoy your trip!

Sincerely,

Tom Kaniff

Web reference: http://www.facialcosmeticsurg.com/rhinoplasty-sacramento.shtml

Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Most patients are "Restaurant Ready" 7-10 days after Rhinoplasty

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This is a great question.  While it may take several months to see the final results of your rhinoplasty, you should be presentable for social situations after 7-10 days.  The bandages usually come off between 5-7 days after surgery and sutures may be removed at this time.  The time-line I typically give is:

  1. Day 1-2     Feeling tired from anesthesia, but able to walk around.
  2. Day 5        Sutures and bandages removed
  3. Day 7-10   Restaurant Ready Swollen but socially presentable
  4. Month 3    Half way there, 50% of results visible
  5. Month 6    75% of results evident
  6. Month 12  95% of results are seen

So at 6 weeks you should be looking great.  Good luck in your search for information!

 

Web reference: http://yourfaceinourhands.com/plastic-surgery/rhinoplasty-recovery.cfm

Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Rhinoplasty

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A six weeks after open rhinoplasty the incision should be reasonably well healed. You will certainly not have your final result and tip will still be swollen. However you should be more than presentable to meet new people.

Web reference: Http://www.drabramson.com

New York Plastic Surgeon
3.5 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Europe trip will be fine 6 weeks after surgery

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Generally speaking, the initial healing phase after an open rhinoplasty approach should only take about three weeks.  Most individuals will be able to go to black tie function at that point so a trip to Europe should be fine about six weeks after your surgery.

Web reference: http://www.facialplastics.info

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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