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Is It Possible to Have a Thin Nose with a Thick Skin?

22y i had my rhinoplasty before 11 days ago,my problem was(a wide nose and a wide nose tip) the problem is after i took the plaster off i shocked that my tip is up and elevated so much like a pig!and my lateral nose bone is too thin,the only thing that swollen is my tip ! i'm afraid that my nose will be thinner and thinner through the time .do u think that my tip is going to turn down through the time?what about my lateral nose bone ? what do u think that will happen to my nose ?please help me

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Is It Possible to Have a Thin Nose with a Thick Skin?

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        Your surgeon will provide much better advice on this.  The nose can be swollen for up to a year or more.  Swelling will depend upon the nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness of skin, open vs closed etc.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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