How Soon Can I Get a Revision with a Short Nose? (photo)

I had my primary closed rhinoplasty May 22, 2012. I request dorsal hump removal & was talked into having minor tip refinement because my P.S. said I "needed" it. I am unhappy with my results. I feel that my nose is overrotated, overresected & too short. My tip is no longer defined, it is actually more bulbous that before surgery. After consulting with a few revision doctors, I have been told not to wait too long to get a revision because my skin will "shrinkwrap." When should I get my revision?

Doctor Answers 2

Timing of revision rhinoplasty

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I tell all my revision rhinoplasty patients to wait one year after their first surgery before they have a revision. This allows any and all problems to be seen and stabilize so that an accurate diagnosis of what is wrong can be made. Once the correct diagnosis is made the proper surgery can be performed. 

Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Timing of Revision Rhinoplasty

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It has been a little over 3 months since your surgery - your nose will change significantly during the next 6-9 months. In a nose like yours with several problems I recommend that the patient wait for a year before having a revision. Shrink wrapping is always possible but this is a rare complication which can be evaluated during an examination of your nose.   

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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