Columella notched 2.5 months after open rhinoplasty. Implant for bridge is movable is slightly touched (Photo)

What should I do about columella and moveable implant for bridge of nose..nose looks too short for face now and pigged in the front. Options?

Doctor Answers 2

Notched columella after rhinoplasty

A notched columella after rhinoplasty could be due to cartilage retraction, injury to the cartilage, or scar. It is difficult to evaluate at 2.5 months. I recommend sending more photos to evaluate. 


San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty results

You are still early in your recovery period and the nose is expected to be quite swollen at this point.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.

Donald B. Yoo, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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