1 month post op rhinoplasty for bridge reduction. Nose tip now looks crooked. (photos)
Doctor Answers 3
You would have to show your preop photos for comparison. Often, patients do not appreciate their asymmetry prior to surgery.
Crooked nose still has time to straighten out
Nose surgery is one of the most difficult operations. Taking care of people who've had nose surgery is equally as challenging. You still have swelling up to one year post surgery. You are very swollen right now and as things change your nose should improve. Naturally I do not know what your surgeon did. I think that you should give it approximately five more months. If it is crooked there are things that you can do to correct it. In order not to drive yourself so crazy ask your doctor what his options would entail for you.
You are very early in your recovery period and the nose is expected to be quite swollen at this point.The swelling during this time is rarely symmetric. One side will always resolve more quickly than the other. The majority of the swelling will resolve in 3-6 months, and will continue to resolve as your nose heals for up to 1-2 years. You have not reached your final shape as the nose will continue to heal and reduce in size for up to a year. Once it does reach its final shape you may be more pleased with the appearance of your nose.
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