After NJ Will My Nose Go Back to Its Old Position and Need to Be Fixed Again in Time?

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Changes after rhinoplasty

While a rhinoplasty will produce 'permanent' changes to the nose, the reality is that the nose continues to remodel and refine over time. This lasts for years, even if these are very subtle changes. This is not to say that it will return to its pre-operative state. There is no way to fully answer your question, because the answer really depends on the patient's nose and what is done during the surgery.

Fort Lauderdale Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Stability after Rhinoplasty

After a rhinoplasty the the changes should be permanent; although your nose will naturally change with age, it should not revert to the pre-operative size or shape.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and position

Your question is very non-specific.  Your nose should maintain the permanent corrections once it is performed. As for returning to your original shape it would be very difficult to do that in a revision surgery in most cases.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Possible reversion of changes to nose with rhinoplasty

I'm not sure what type of nose job (rhinoplasty) you are having but the brief answer is that the changes are essentially permanent with the expected changes occuring with time.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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After rhinoplasty the nose won't go back the way it was.

After rhinoplasty the nose won't go back the way it was. If the surgeon does a good job, you should have a permanent change though the nose can redeviate slightly.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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