Revision rhinoplasty, could it be swelling?
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Healing after revision rhinoplasty
Early results after revision rhinoplasty
At 6 weeks following revision rhinoplasty, you are very early and should still notice improvement in the appearance of your nose. With regards to your concerns about the columella (skin between the nostrils), this area tends to be quite sensitive to swelling and will take some time to settle. While it is swollen, it may appear that the columella is low. It is also common to have some sensitivity of the dorsum after surgery to reduce or refine it and this should improve in time.
Recovery after rhinoplasty will vary based on the person, characteristics of the nasal tissues and what was done during surgery. It can take somewhere in and around 12-18 months to see the final results. For revision rhinoplasty, it can take longer for all of the swelling to subside. The areas with thicker skin in the nose such as the tip, alar rims and radix will require longer to settle. Also there appears to be a linear decrease in swelling for the first several months followed by a period where the swelling fluctuates (sometimes little or no swelling and other times more swelling) before the nose settles.
Revision Rhinoplasty, could it be swelling?
1) The result of excess cartilage
2) An illusion created by retracting nostrils
6 weeks is still soon after your surgery, and there will be swelling present that can affect the appearance of your result. An exam would be necessary to determine the nature ofthe "squishy bump" you are speaking of. It is a bit too soon to consider a revision, as it can take up to one year for the final result to be evident. I would recommend giving it time and see how you continue to heal, as changes will still take place over the next few months. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
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