Is it normal that I'm able to smile properly only 2 weeks after rhinoplasty?
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Smile after rhinoplasty
Everyone has a different recovery from rhinoplasty. It is important to remember that each surgery labelled "rhinoplasty" is by no means the same for each case. In general, your smile may or may not be affected by surgery. If your smile is altered, your smile returns in a few weeks to as long as a few months following rhinoplasty in the majority of cases.
A change in smile depends on many factors including the work at the nasal base and the change in rotation of the nose as this may mildly lift the lip. I do not believe an early return to smile predicts a loss of tip support. Tip support really depends the maneuvers chosen and the underlying anatomy.
Happy your smile has returned. What a wonderful way to start the new year.
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