Recovery time for closed rhinoplasty. Will my nose become more smaller and refined after 4 months? (photos)
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Healing time after closed rhinoplasty
The short answer is yes. You should experience gradual shaping and refinement of your nose for at least 1 to 2 years following surgery. That said, the most dramatic shrinkage often occurs in the first 3 to 4 months after the procedure. From this point forward, refinement of your nose will be slow and gradual and cannot be judged on a week to week basis. The final shape will be determined by the ultimate thickness of your skin as well as the shape and strength of the underlying cartilage framework. I would suggest that you continue to see your surgeon to assess whether any intervention (e.g. steroid injection) would prove helpful. After a year or so it would be reasonable to discuss whether additional refinement is needed or justified. I wish you the very best.
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