Short, over rotated, upturned tip. How long should I wait for a secondary rhinoplasty? What is my best option? (Photo)
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Too soon to judge the result; wait at least six, possibly nine months. If still unsatisfactory, there may be a non-surgical opt
It's just too soon to be certain that you would need a secondary procedure.The rule in nose surgery is that “the tip always drops,” so you need to give it time. It should gradually become better. Now, it may be that after many months you realize that it is still not the nose that you want. So you should re-consult with your original surgeon and ask what can be done to improve the result. Besides a surgical revision rhinoplasty, there are non-surgical or injection revision rhinoplasty techniques and you are going to want to look into that. There are ways to test to see if you would qualify and benefit from the non-surgical option. But right now, you do have to give it time. One month is still a short period of time in the life of a healing nose. Most likely it will improve and hopefully you will be satisfied.
Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
Timing of secondary Rhinoplasty
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