Redo a rhinoplasty. (photos)
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Rhinoplasty Requires a Year to See Optimal Results
Please listen to your doctor. Rhinoplasty is a complex and very traumatic surgery that inflames the cartilage and skin of the nose. It takes about a year for the swelling to subside enough to appreciate the final results, so please do wait another two months before deciding whether you are happy or not. If, at that time, you are still dissatisfied, please do extensive research and find a facial plastic surgeon with expertise in revision rhinoplasty. This is a very difficult surgery – even more complex than original rhinoplasty. Choose carefully. Also remember, that you are trying to improve the nose, not perfect it. I hope this helps.
Waiting a year or longer for revision rhinoplasty
Yes, plastic surgeons will generally wait at least a year, if not longer, before considering revision rhinoplasty. The nose (bridge and tip) stays swollen longer after the initial surgery, and revision surgery is typically more complicated. Best to wait.
It is important to understand that Revision rhinoplasty carries a higher risk of complication then a primary rhinoplasty.The amount of improvement that you will get from revision rhinoplasty is not worth the risk.
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It is a good idea to wait about a year or longer until the tissues are soft to perform any type of revision. Best of luck.
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