At 2 Years Post Revision, Would I Be Able to Tell Clearly if I Need a Revision or Not?

Hello, i am 2 years and 2 months gone since my minor (closed) revision. At this point would i be able to tell if i have any major deformities which would need revision? I have heard some surgeins saying that even 5 years on the nose will keep changing.but that does not mean that deformities may come along this long after surgery does it? That really scared me

Doctor Answers 3

2 years after revision

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In general, the final result of rhinoplasty is not evident for 18-24 months following surgery. 70% of the swelling is resolved after the first 3 months, and the remainder goes down over time. Swelling can be influenced by the following: thickness of the patient's skin, whether the procedure was a revision, whether tip work was performed, and whether the procedure was open or closed. At 26 months post-op, you should have a good idea of your final result.  Issues down the road are usually due to inadequate structural support and/or a poorly performed procedure. If you are happy with your nose at this point, enjoy the result. Your surgeon will be able to answer any questions you have about the long-term result of your surgery. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty at two years

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By two years you should see the deformities that you would expect after rhinoplasty. Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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After one year there should be no significant change in the final results. However we continue to age and we will see the changes of aging as time goes.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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