4 weeks post op rhino and I feel like my frontal profile is botched. Depressed, help! (Photo)
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4 weeks post op rhino and I feel like my frontal profile is botched. Depressed, help!
Remember you look wide than you are because it is a photo taken on your phone which significantly distorts the image and makes you look even wider . You are early on and swelling will still be adding to width. There is a possibility that your upper bridge may be too wide front on if your bones have not been brought in properly ( osteotomies ) after hump/profile reduction - this can make you look wider - if the excess width feels hard then tis may be the case but you should wait 3 more months at least - sometimes nasal bones can move outwards due to excess bleeding/swelling despite being moved in adequately with osteotomies - if this happens osteotomies need to be repeated which is a short op and straightfoward
Nasal bone swelling 4 weeks after rhinoplasty
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Thank you for your post and the pictures. 4 weeks is quite early after rhinoplasty surgery and unfortunately with this type of surgery, swelling persists at the tip, supratip and dorsum for a long time. I do see the issues you have mentioned, but for now, be patient. Wait 1 year and try to go to the follow-up that your surgeon has arranged for you. Those are very important. You will begin to see more detail and shape to your nose as the swelling resolves. Hopefully, things will improve. Some of the issue may be in the osteotomies performed, but again be patient. Good luck with everything!
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