What went wrong or should be fixed with my septorhinoplasty results? (Photo)
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Patience with Healing after Rhinoplasty
- clearly you are not happy at this early stage of healing, but you can only be patient at this point
- the bone will heal with a callous at first, then improve with time.
- If after 6-12 months, you are still seeing a hump- you can discuss a revision
Too early for final results
It is understandable that you are concerned. Changes after rhinoplasties vary with every patient and what you are experiencing is not uncommon.
It is important to keep in mind that it is early to pass a final judgment. Usually, a year is required before formulating how your nose will be, but longer with a thick skin. Even then, your nose will keep shaping itself to complement your face for better results in the years to come.
My best recommendation at the moment is to be patient, allow nature to take its course and edema subsides for better results. There is no doubt that once the swelling resolves, 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 remain positive!
Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS
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What went wrong or should be fixed with my septorhinoplasty results?
Perisitent Dorsal Hump
It looks like you have a persistent dorsal hump. The area where the bony and cartilagenous dorsum fuse is not adequately reduced. This needs to taken down some more as well as the dorsal caudal septum.