Rhinoplasty Long-Term Side Effects?

If one does Rhiniplasty, would it affect them when they get older? Would the skin wrinkle and the nose stay the same? Or get damaged, over stretch? Does it take affect on old age?

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Long Term Effects After Rhinoplasty

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Dear Odnok,

Aging will affect the nose regardless of any surgery with different results depending on the skin type and thickness as well as the basic anatomy of the nose.

Nonetheless, if grafts were used for the surgery possible absorption could take place and slight narrowing could happen.

Generally, obtaining natural looking results through a Rhinoplasty is crucial in that matter.
Therefore,  a board certified surgeon of ample experience in facial surgery/rhinoplasty will be the most qualified to provide you with commendable results.

Best of luck to you and thank you for your question.
Dr. Sajjadian

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Long Term Side Effects of Rhinoplasty

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The nose will continue to age whether or not a patient has rhinoplasty surgery. With age the nasal skin will change, the nose may lengthen, etc. but it will always look natural. I feel that the aging changes will be less after rhinoplasty surgery, but I'm not aware of any studies that substantiate that.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Aging with rhinoplasty

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Slight rhinoplasty changes are noted years after the surgery.  Some swelling will remain for several years.  But in general you will have a long lasting result from your surgery.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Post Rhinoplasty

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The effects of time, gravity, and the elements continue to march on all of us.  However, after surgery the process does slow down and will never get to the aging and unoperated nose will acheive.  If there are tip grafts and supports placed they will stop the drooping of the tip.  Good luck to you.

Long ten side effects

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The majority of post-rhinplasty swelling settles by one year, slower if your skin is thicker.

Open approach rhinoplasty is very reliable as one ages, because the nose tip is supported.

Closed approach rhinoplasty will show some drooping of the tip over the years.



Douglas J. Kibblewhite, MD
Vancouver Facial Plastic Surgeon

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