due to scar contracture if the nose tip have positioned itself way up high than intended, if there is an early touch-up revision that is needed (2 months post-op), can it be done? will this increase chances of skin necrosis on the nose?
Does Early Revision Rhinoplasty Increase Risk of Skin Necrosis on Nose?
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Early revision after rhinoplasty
Early Revision Rhinoplasty #nosejob
There is no reason to go back in that soon unless you have an emergency. Keep in mind it can take 6-12 months for swelling to go down and for scars to fully mature. As a Rhinoplasty surgeon even If I have a patient in your scenario I will not go back in for a minimum of 6 months but would prefer to wait one year. It is difficult at best to operate on the nose much less in a scarred environment. Wait!!!
Early Revision Rhinoplasty
An early revision (@ 2 months) will not increase the risk of necrosis but I would strongly recommend that you wait another 8-10 months to allow normal post op healing to progress. The surgery is more difficult at this time and the results are not as predictable.
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Early revision rhinoplasty
It is almost always a good idea to wait until at least six months to one year before revising a nose.
You wouldn't want to operate on swelling!
Even if the nose is destined for a revision, the doctor performing the revision will want to operate on a nose that is not distorted, so he or she can assess what the nose really looks like.
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