I recently had Asian rhinoplasty in Korea. I had a silicon implant, osteotomy, alar base reduction (and cinch suture) and tipplasty udon septal cartilage. My bridge looks too straight and unnatural and my nostrils look pinched (possibly from tip raised too high?) I'm feeling hopeless and I don't know how much swelling has distorted my nose.
Thinking of removing implant in a few months, but how will the result look with the Osteotomy/Tip Plasty already done? (photos)
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Doctor Answers 7
Swelling , some advices:
Thank you very much for enquire.
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity. In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months. To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you. Kind regards, Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
If you are early post surgery you would expect quite a bit of swelling which you look like you have - give it at least 3-6m months before you decide to change anything - considering swelling at this point I think things are looking good
Asian Rhinoplasty Results
From your pictures, it seems like you are still early in your recovery period and the nose is expected to be quite swollen at this point.The majority of the swelling will resolve in 3-6 months, and will continue to resolve as your nose heals for up to 1-2 years. You have not reached your final shape as the nose will continue to heal and reduce in size for up to a year. Once it does reach its final shape you may be more pleased with the appearance of your nose.
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