How Long Will a Nose Keep Changing Following a Minor Revision?

I have had a minor revision two years ago on the lower part of the nose. At this stage will my nose keep getting smaller?I am happy with the profile however from the front it seems quite thin to me. I have posted some photos previously and a few surgeons stated that my result is fine,However one said that there possibly might be a very slight inverted v deformity. Does that keep getting worst in time and can a nose get very small to the point where it will not have enough support?

Doctor Answers 4

How Long Will a Nose Keep Changing Following a Minor Revision?

 Unless some onlay grafts were used during the Rhinoplasty your nose should be stable and undergo no further changes at 2 years post op.  

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Inverted V Deformity and Possible Collapse at Two Years

   Inverted V Deformity that has been stable for Two Years is very unlikely to lead to complete nasal collapse.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Nose two years after surgery

It is doubtful that your nose will change anymore after being more than two years out from your surgery.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Inverted V-Deformity post Rhinoplasty

Healing time after rhinoplasty:

  • Initial rhinoplasty it usually takes one year.
  • Revision cases can take two years for full healing

Inverted V-Deformity:

  • This is caused when too much cartilage is removed from the midvault or if the cartilages are destabilized.  The nose can look pinched.  This can be corrected with "spreader grafts"
  • I don't have any photos so its difficult to comment on your situation.

Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
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