My doctor did not perform an osteotomy or place spreader graphs after removing dorsal hump? (Photos)
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Dorsal hump and nose
I did not have spreader grafts or osteotomies performed with my past rhinoplasty.
Good luck to you.
Frank Rieger M.D. Tampa Plastic Surgeon
Open roof after rhinoplasty
You are describing a classic "open roof deformity" after primary rhinoplasty. Although it is early days and you need to wait a year before reoperating, usually a plastic surgeon needs to close the open roof after dorsal hump reduction. This is done with osteotomies or spreader grafts. an inverted V deformity, breathing difficulties or visible uneven dorsum can result if not done during the first surgery. This is the general rule but there are exceptions for example small weak nasal bones.Revision rhinoplasty is required in up to 20 % of patients depending on the experience, skill and technique of the primary surgeon. Good rhinoplasty surgeon's revision rate is
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My doctor did not perform an osteotomy or place spreader graphs after removing dorsal hump?
Two major issues!: #1 ONLY a few weeks postop!!!! PLEASE allow 3 months of healing than decide if you have any real issues....#2 Even now the before photos to what you have is a GREAT improvement!!!! You either are in patient for perfect result in a few weeks or you surgeon did not explain the healing phases in rhinoplasty, which takes months. But whatever, you need healing time before considering a revision.