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!

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
5.0 out of 5 stars 105 reviews

Nose to wide

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

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 38 reviews


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
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Swelling After Surgery

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.

Jay M. Pensler, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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