Collumella show after rhino? (Photo)
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I am the guy who makes the bold proclamations, possibly putting myself at legal risk, giving bad news or stating opinions regarding poor judgement in surgical planning. I do this because I believe in helping people like you, who come on this site with questions and concerns.
So far, everyone says 'talk to your doctor'. I believe that's code for 'this isn't going to get better', or at least very low probability. You've got alar retraction as the principle cause of your columellar show, which is frequently due to over-resection of the lateral crura of the tip cartilages. This won't 'settle' down in a few months, nor will reduction in swelling improve it's appearance.
Although you'll need time to heal, it is likely you'll want a revision rhinoplasty. That's when you talk to your doctor. If he can't show you examples of people he's helped like you, then you need to go back on the consultation trail to shop for a revision rhinoplasty expert.
Best of luck!
This is not alar retraction
this is most likely not alar retraction. although it is really soon following your surgery and you undoubtedly have some swelling on board, this is possibly due to a columellar strut (cartilage graft) that is sitting a bit too low.
Columella show after Rhinoplasty
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- 4 weeks is still relatively early to know with 100% certainty (there could be swelling in the columella)
- I would bring these concerns up with your surgeon who knows exactly what they did
- Increased columellar show can occur for a number of reasons depending on the techniques used
- It is fixable if there is a long term problem, just let your surgeon know
- If you need a second opinion, I would visit a rhinoplasty specialist in your area...it is too early to do anything about it, maybe you can get some reassurance
What you are showing is alar retraction
1 month post op, some advices:
It's too early to make value judgments with 1 month after a rhinoplasty.
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
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