Okay, so I took a picture of the profile of my nose 4 times(2 prior to nose job and 2 afterwards). It seems that the profile has changed drastically from 2 weeks post op to 1 year post op. Why is that? And, based on the photos, would you have anticipated the nose to change as it had?(Should I be concerned about this?)...Despite this, I think the plastic surgeon did a great job of reshaping the nose, elevating the tip, and correcting the deviated septum...I can breathe so much easier now.
What's Going on with the Profile of my Nose, It's Changed Drastically Throughout This Last Year? (photo)
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1 year post-op
You do have a nice improvement over your pre-operative appearance. There is a mild supratip (polybeak) deformity as described in the link below
What's Going on with the Profile of my Nose, It's Changed Drastically Throughout This Last Year?
The 1 year post op Rhinoplasty photo is quite small and is only a profile but does appear to show some supra-tip fullness. This can be from scar tissue formation or residual cartilage of the superior, anterior septum.
Change in Profile over 1 Year Post Rhinoplasty
The final shape of your nose evolves over 1 year after the rhinoplasty surgery. You had a very difficult nose; while you are significantly improved, you now have a mild polly beak deformity which can be corrected with a revision.
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It takes about year for the final results of your rhinoplasty to be apparent. Often there is a lot of swelling that takes about year to improve.
Noses changing after a rhinoplasty
Yes, all noses change for about a year after a rhinoplasty, it takes that long for all of the swelling to subside.
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