Asian man concerning--septal cartilage graft for nasal tip (Photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Thank you for your question. I agree with your surgeon in that it can take up to 12 months for the nose to heal. Many patients experience noticeable signs of improvement immediately after surgery and most patients find improvement after 3-4 months, however, it takes the nose a full 12 months to heal. Please remain patient and follow your surgeon's recovery guidelines so that you can revisit the appearance of your nose after 12 months.
5 months post-op is a little early to assess results. However, its difficult to make a good assessment without examining your nose. If you still have doubts, you should get a second opinion from surgeon that performs ethnic rhinoplasty. Unfortunately since your surgeon is in Korea, its not easy for you to visit him for a real evalution.
You have not reached your final shape as the nose will continue to heal and reduce in size for up to a year. Once it does reach its final shape you may be more pleased with the appearance of your nose.
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