Nose Job & Thin Face

I had a nose job 4 months ago but the tip is really big till now and the nose bridge feels like zigzag. It's not straight and a hump started to grow again from the right side. Should I redo it again now?

Doctor Answers 6

Early after a nose job...

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The swelling you're seeing will go down.  It's tough to know how much it was reduced without seeing your photos prior to.  Either way, you need to wait another half year or so to determine if you need to go back.  Until then, be as patient as possible and don't stare at your result, it'll just drive you up the wall.  Be patient..

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal Revision

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Your nose will continue to change. Wait another 6 months before considering a revision. Hopefully, this will not be necessary.

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

Rhinoplasty Healing Is An Evolving Process

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The swelling and shape of the nose after rhinoplasty is an evolving process. It can take considerable time for many thick-skinned male rhinoplasties to have their nose shape up and slim down after surgery. I would wait a full year and then re-evaluate with your plastic surgeon. Most certainly now is not the time to be even thinking about a rhinoplasty revision.


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It appears from your photo that you have a fair amount of swelling. Though you should wait until all your swelling has resolved before performing a revision, their are some interim measures that can be done to decrease the edema. Some patients may require oral medication while others require injections. It is best to ask your surgeon what options you have and how this will affect the results.

Marc Schneider, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Crooked nose after rhinoplasty with thin face.

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You should wait the full 12 months after surgery since it can still change and then return to your surgeon invade a secondary processors is needed.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

When to redo nose surgery.

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You will have to wait at least 9-12 months to redo nose surgery if one is needed. This is because, it takes that long for the swelling to go down. At that point you can make a better judgement about the result. Sometimes, you can tell you need revision surgery at soon as one month after surgery but you still have to wait until the healing is complete in order to reduce complications. Other time, small procedures can be done soon after surgery but generally, major revision has to wait 6-9 months. It is difficult to say what is the problem with your nose without lateral and 3/4 as well as base views. Best, follow up with your surgeon.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon

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