Does my Nose Still Continue to Shrink Even After 10 Months After of my Revision Rhinoplasty?

Doctor Answers 8

Swellling and shrinking of nose after revision rhinoplasty

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Thank you for the question. The answer to you question is simply yes. The nose will continue to shrink even after one year. But, if you need further surgery, It can be safely done after one year.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon

Revision Rhinoplasty healing

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Believe it or not, the nose can continue to shrink over the underlying structures even at 10 months after surgery. This can especially be the case for revision rhinoplasty. The tincture of time will allow the nose to find its final position. Standard thinking is that it takes one full year to get the final result. At a recent facial plastic conference the idea was brought up that it may even take two years from surgery to get the true final result.

Richard Balikian, MD
Murrieta Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Changes after Revision Rhinoplasty

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

I generally tell patients that they will not see the final results for one year.  Revision Rhinoplasty can cause swelling that lasts longer than the initial Rhinoplasty, depending on the extent of surgery.  It is important to follow-up with your Plastic Surgeon with your concerns.

Jarrod Little, MD
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Does my Nose Still Continue to Shrink Even After 10 Months After of my Revision Rhinoplasty?

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

 I have performed Rhinoplasty for well over 25 years and the answer is, it may or may not continue to get smaller 10 months after a Rhinoplasty.  In thin skin and a primary Rhinoplasty, most patients are fully healed between 6-9 months following the Rhinoplasty. With thicker, oily skin or in cases of Revision Rhinoplasty the swelling may last for 12 months or more.  Your Rhinoplasty Surgeon should be able to tell you more specifics about your case. 



Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 28 reviews


{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Some noses continue to change even after several years. If fact the whole face will change with time. Complete healing process does take at 12-15 months or longer depending on the the type of nose or surgery.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon

Does Nose Shrink 110 Months after Revision Rhinoplasty Revision?

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

The nose, especially the tip, can continue to shrink 10 months after a revision rhinoplasty in some patients, like those with thick skin or those who had extensive grafting as part of their surgery.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews


{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Swelling does take about a year for you too see final results. You should expect mild changes, but its not a quaranty. You should follow up with your surgeon.

Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

10 months Post - Rhinoplasty

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}


At 10 months, I doubt there will be many changes with your nose. If you had a very thick, bulbous tip, you may still see some marginal improvement but very little.



Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 285 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.