Jaw Surgery Nose Concern

My daughter had upper jaw surgery 4 weeks ago. During the consultation, our maxillofacial surgeon suggested he lift her nose "a millimeter or two."Unfortunately,she said "OK."For the first couple of days after surgery she looked fine.Over the next week, her nose kept turning up more and more. Now, her nose is turned up so much when looking at her face head on,all you see are two HUGE nostrils.Still some swelling in upper lip and sides of nose but most is gone. What should we do?

Doctor Answers 2

Final results of nose & jaw surgery will take months

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This should settle down as the swelling resolves. It is still too early to assess the final results of the surgery.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Upturned tip after jaw surgery.

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It is too soon to be certain, but this may or may not be swelling. You need to see a good REVISION rhinoplasty surgeon to determine if the nose will need to be derotated in the future. No surgery for at least 6 months from the time of surgery, so she will have to be patient to get the best results.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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