Protruding Tip and No Definition in Bridge - Do I Need a Revision?

I recently had a rhinoplasty procedure about a month ago. I am concerned because it seemes as if the bridge is wider and there is no definition of my bridge in between my eyes. Also, my tip seems to protrude. I don't know if this is part of the healing process or if this is what to expect. My nose looks pretty distorted. Is there significant change within the next few months? Do I need to consider a revision?

Doctor Answers 5

1 month post-op

One month post-op is very early to make judgments about the appearance of the nose - whether good or bad

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling after rhinoplasty

It generally takes 6 months for the swelling to resolve following a rhinoplasty and it is very early for you to see the final result. However, you should have some idea and your surgeon may be the best person to tell you which areas are more likely to be swollen.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Protruding Tip and Lack of Bridge Definition

You're only one month after rhinoplasty; your nose will change dramatically over the next several months. There is no need to consider a revision at this time.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Rhinoplasty results

It is way too early to see the final results of the rhinoplasty. You have to give it at least 6 months to a year.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Wait but...


You need to see your doctor to make sure you are doing OK but you are also only a month out and it takes many months to even several years before the true definition reveals itself.  Dont panic yet but do see your doctor. 

Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

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