Is my nose asymmetry due to internal scar tissue, uneven cartilage refinement, or poor surgery? (Photo)
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6 weeks after rhinoplasty
It is understandable that you are a concerned with what you feel to be a lack of "improvement from your old nose".
Nonetheless, at 6 weeks post surgery swelling is not uncommon and every patient is a little different than the other hence the inability to provide a razor sharp timing on when to anticipate to be edema-free and the end results are established
Unfortunately, with the pictures posted one cannot provide you with a definitive answer that could be medically sound. Physical examination is required to provide you with a solid answer.
My best recommendations at the moment is to be patient, allow nature to take its course and edema subsides extensively before you can make a sound judgement. There is no doubt that once the swelling subsides, more definition and shape will be achieved and you should be happier with the results.
Also, it is important that you keep communicating with your surgeon and work as a team together to achieve the best results possible.
Congratulations on your surgery and please remain positive!
Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS
Minor asymmetry after rhinoplasty
Asymmetry after rhinoplasty.
Give yourself 3-6 months for all swelling to resolve and for all the details of the tip cartilage surgery to manifest themselves. If you have an concerns about the results at that point discuss them with your surgeon. It is helpful for this discussion to have pre- and post-op pictures side-by-side.
The biggest risk with rhinoplasty is cosmetic dissatisfaction, and the need for a "touch-up" would not be unheard of. Revision surgery is much more complex, though, so be sure the benefit of a minor correction is worth the increased risk.
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