Skin on Nose is Flexible, Rubbery and Lacking Normal Elasticity After a Revision Rhinoplasty

What does this mean?

Doctor Answers 6

Rubbery skin after rhinoplasty

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although it is hard to tell without seeing your pictures, you may be experiencing some early post-operative skin changes which could potentially resolve - in the meantime if you any concerns you should contact your surgeon

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Decreased skin elasticity after revision rhinoplasty

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It is difficult to say what this means exactly without seeing your nose. It's also not clear how long ago your surgery was. It can take over a year for the nasal skin to redrape after decreasing the size of the nose. In the meantime, there may appear to be redundant nasal skin.

Thomas A. Lamperti, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Skin Changes after Rhinoplasty

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It is difficult to answer you question without seeing your nose and impossible to answer without more details, such as when your revision was done. Send pictures and information about your surgery.  Sorry!

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Revision Rhinoplasty

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I agree with the other doctors...revision rhinoplasty healing times are usually longer than the original rhinoplasty procedure.  It can take up to a year to have all the swelling subside.  With that said, the look and the function of the nose take a little more priority than the feel.  If it looks good and you have no problems breathing, a little patience will go a long way.  Usually the feel of the nose will come after all the healing is finished.

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

Rhinoplasty post-op changes

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It is impossible to evaluate you through a description.  A full exam is cirtical to establish what your concerns are and discuss possible options for treatment.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Nasal Skin Changes After Rhinoplasty

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It is impossible to tell you without seeing you in person and also knowing how long ago you had your procedure.  Initially, the nasal skin has some swelling or edema which makes it look and feel different.  With time this resolves as the nose gets more defined and firm.  However, if too much of the cartilage or bone has been removed, there is a chance you will be left with "too much" skin for the new framework.  This must be assessed in person and with your surgeon. No formal decisions should be made until one year after your surgery.

Most of these issues get better with time and you should see continued improvement if you are early in your recovery. However, if this has been persistent months after your procedure, the true nature of your issues can only be determined by your original surgeon or after one year from your original procedure.

Best of luck

Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

San Diego Plastic Surgeon

Vincent P. Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

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