Options For Nose That is Still Too Wide/fat After a Year? (photo)

Just after rhinoplasty my nose is fat, of course... But a couple things were done that will still make it wider permanently... This bridge was flattened... and, the tip was deprojected If it's still too wide after a year, might I do alar base reduction? Also, is it possible to give the bridge less of a 'flat' look without having the long recovery/swelling of a full rhinoplasty? I'd like to do whatever to make it more narrow without the long recovery. I can't handle a long recovery again.

Doctor Answers 5

Your nose is fine! Leave it alone!

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Your nose is perfectly fine and your surgeon has done a very nice job.  You are a guy and you do not want a small thin feminine nose.  Your profile and your front view are nice.  Your picture shows you smiling and of course when you smile your nostrils will widen.  That is a normal thing.  Enjoy the results and don't give it any more thought.  Its a nice nose and your face is handsome.  Messing with it can make things much worse potentially.  Good luck

Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 119 reviews

Nose to wide

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You have a great result which will only keep getting better over the course of the year. Be patient and not so analytic. That's how people get what they say they don't want-the "operated look".

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Options for Nose after 1 Year

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At this time you have an good result. If you're ultimately dissatisfied revisions can be made. However nobody has a crystal ball; enjoy your improvement rather than try to speculate about  the ultimate result and possible surgical alternatives. 

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


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Your result looks very nice, it will get a bit narrower as the swelling subsides.  Remember if spreader grafts were put in, it may make the middle third a bit wider than it was before.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Swelling After Surgery

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There are dozens of possible outcomes and treatments based on your result. You are still early in recovery and you need to be patient at a minimum you should wait  6 months.

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