I had a rhinoplasty 6 months ago to fix my bump, overprojected nose & to have a smaller tip. I had an appointment with my surgeon 2 months after the surgery and we both noticed a small "bump" above the tip. She told me it was probably cartilage and that we would see how to fix it 1 year after the surgery if needed. Since then (February), the little bump has become more visible and my tip seems quiet "droopy" probably because of the still swollen tip. Should I have a revision now or wait ?
Should I Wait Before Considering a Revision Rhinoplasty? (photo)
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Revision for supra tip bump
The supra tip bump you're noticing is probably becoming more noticeable as your tip settles and the skin swelling resolves. It's typically a good idea to wait about a year after surgery to allow your nose to heal more fully. This allows for a better assessment of what exactly needs to be done.
Timing for Revision
Your nose is continuing to change with the tip beginning to droop downward. 6 months from now, your surgeon and you will have a more complete understanding of what revisions need to be made. While patience is difficult it is the wisest course.
As you are noticing the "bump " above your tip is getting bigger. This is because your tip is starting to droop downward making the bump more visible. I would recomend you wait for a full year then discuss revision with your surgeon.
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Wait for six months
Thank you for you questions and pictures. I think ultimately you will need a revision rhinoplasty, but you will have to wait for another six months for all the swelling and scarring to resolve. You have a supra tip swelling, inverted V deformity, alar retraction and bulbous tip. A full evaluation by a specialist with special interest in revision nasal surgery will address these point.
Timing of Revision Rhinoplasty
As expected, your nose is continuing to change. Wait another 6 months before having a revision to improve any undesirable features.
Beside pollybeak deformity and alar retraction, you have a bulbous tip and thick nasal skin as well as inverted V deformity at the junction of your bony dorsum and the upper cartilages. All these can be corrected by an experienced revision surgeon. I would wait another 6 months before considering revision surgery.
I'm 6 months past surgery may I revise now
You have a pollybeak defority as wellas a hanging columella. It can be fixed now by an expert in this revision field. Besies the scientific terminologyit is a very unattractive nose on a very pretty face. A simple closed technique on only the necesary areas is very desirable
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