Should I get a revision or alarplasty? What would happen if l removed my silicone implant? (photos)
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Removing Silicone Implant - Nose
It is important to wait approximately 1 year before committing to a revision rhinoplasty. The nose needs time to heal and swelling needs time to disappear. If one ultimately decides to remove a silicone implant, some type of graft would likely have to be used in it's place in order to keep the nasal dorsal at an aesthetically pleasing height. One type of material I have used successfully in the past includes diced septal or rib cartilage wrapped in fascia (a tough material borrowed from the side of the head.)
Asian Rhinoplasty - 6 weeks post -op
At 6 weeks post-op, its a little early to judge outcomes. There is swelling that could take anywhere from 8 to 14 months to resolve. Usually at the 6 month mark, you should start seeing some positive changes, if you dont consider talking to your surgeon about it or getting a second opinion.
Noses are never perfectly symmetric. It is a bit early and the nose may still be swollen. Best to give it more time to heal. If you want it removed, it can be done.
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Timing of Surgical Revision Following Rhinoplasty
Unfortunately, at six weeks post surgery, your nose is still far too swollen for you to assess the final result. At about six months following rhinoplasty surgery, approximately 90% of the swelling should be gone, and at that point it may be appropriate to discuss the possibility of a revision procedure with your surgeon. Until that time, my counsel would be for you to be patient, and allow things to heal, and then reassess.
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