Rhinoplasty with graft on the tip. Asymmetry after 2 months, would you recommend revision? (Photo)
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Dent and Crooked Nose After Surgery?
If you underwent a simple rhinoplasty or correction of nasal tip operation it means that your cartilage or bone structures are not excised. Since the manipulation is minimal; the edema will be minimal also. Nasal buffers will not be applied after these operations but only strip bandages. These strip bandages will be removed after 5th postoperative day. You can continue to do your daily work just after the procedure but we do not advise you heavy lifting or excessive exercise.
If you underwent rhinoplasty operation in which the bone and cartilage structures are also involved like concha hypertrophy, septum deviation or secondary rhinoplasty; then intranasal buffers will be applied in order to reduce the edema. These intranasal buffers will be removed after 5th postoperative day. You can continue to do your daily work just after the procedure but we do not advise you heavy lifting or excessive exercise. The more you rest, the faster your recovery will be.
Rhinoplasty with graft on the tip. Asymmetry after 2 months, would you recommend revision?
You have significant asymmetry but you are also in the early post op period. My suggestion would be to point out your concerns to your surgeon. be patient and discuss a timeline for revision. If at the end of that timeline you and surgeon decide the results are not satisfactory, then a revision would be reasonable. In general, that period is 9-12 months after open rhinoplasty for revision of the tip.
Need for revision rhinoplasty
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Usually your primary surgeon is the best one to consult about this matter.
Fred G. Fedok, MD FACS
The tip had\s no differentiation from the bridge. The nose looks like one long fleshy amorphous mass..
Your concerns are well founded. You need an expert to correct the nose.
Revision rhinoplasty candidate
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