I Am 5 Weeks Post Open Rhinoplasty- My PS Performed an Osteotomy, Reduced Nostril Flaring, and Raised my Tip. By the way I m a 25 yr old hispanic pt.... I m a lil concerned because my nose looks rather big, shapeless in pics.in the mirror I see it smaller..When i see my nose in pics i get so depressed :/ am I worrying for nothing? I will be graduating December 2011 and I want to look good in my pictures.
Will my Nose Shape Change?
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Nasal Appearance 5 Weeks after Rhinoplasty
Swelling 5 weeks after rhinoplasty is normal but will provoke significant anxiety. Your nose will improve dramatically over the next several months. Take intermittant pictures to reassure yourself and follow your progress.
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How long to wait to evaluate results and swelling to resolve after nose job (rhinoplasty)
We generally advise waiting a minimum of 6 months to assess the results of a rhinoplasty especially in a thicker skinned individual which can mask the subtle changes with prolonged swelling.
Post -op changes after rhinoplasty
It is quite normal to be very swollen at five weeks post rhinoplasty. This should get better over the next six months to a year.
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How long rhinoplasty swelling would last
Dear Rhinoplasty patient from Texas,
What you are experiencing is normal post rhinoplasty anxiety. Swelling after a rhinoplasty can last for up to a year. One month after rhinoplasty, you should see clear improvements. Long-term results can take a year or more to appreciate due to swelling. This is the hardest part for the patient, because it takes patience. Give it time and follow up closely with your surgeon.