Considering a nose revision? (Photos)

I had a rhinoplasty last march but i am not happy with the results. The main purpose was to have alar reduction, the surgeon didnt break bones but removed from the cartlidge.. I still have a big nose. I asked him to perform a revision and he said i have to complete a full year, i dont understand why. I think enough time has passed and no more healing to be expected. He also said further alar reduction will affect my breathing, how is that possible ? My alar is super wide still after 7 months.Pls advise

Doctor Answers 2

Considering a Nasal Revision

Your nose,especially the tip, will probably change over the next 6-7 months.  This is typical, especially in patients with thicker skin. Sequential photographs can accurately monitor these changes so necessary revisions are delayed until healing is complete. You do have a little flaring of your nostrils but these pictures do not show a wide alar base. Ideally, the alar rim should attach to the face in a line vertical from the medial corner of the eyelids.


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Revision rhinoplasty candidate

It takes in entire 1 year for  all of the phases of the healing process to be complete after performing a rhinoplasty procedure.  Patients who have thick skin, they can take even longer.    A revision rhinoplasty can be contemplated at one year to address narrowing the nasal bones, narrowing the nasal tip,  Narrowing the nostrils, and refining the entire nose.  

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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