Do I have a botched rhinoplasty? (Photo)
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Should I consider a revision?
Dissatisfied with the results
Given that the majority of swelling has resolved at this point, and it seems that your nose is going to settle at a place that is still too wide for your liking, you may wish to consult with another surgeon. Yours is clearly not comfortable proceeding with a revision to get you the results that you're looking for.
As for the tip, if your goals were achieved, if it's not a distraction to you, then why disturb it?
Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with a Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon or General Plastic Surgeon who has experience with revision rhinoplasty and have a frank discussion about what your expectations are, what your risk tolerance it, and what the surgeon feels is reasonable to achieve.
Best wishes! Harry V. Wright MD, Sarasota, Florida
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The waiting is the hardest part
Thank you for your pictures. At 6 months a lot of your swelling has indeed dissipated but personally, I believe you should wait to see what your nose will look like at the 9 months mark before any revision be considered. At that time I would then even defer to operate until at the very earliest the one year mark. In a patient such as yourself with thicker skin the swelling seems to linger much longer. The width of your nasal bones can be addressed if still an issue this can be performed with a variety of different osteotomies. I can say that your tip definition will most certainly improve with time. Be patient and explain your concerns to your surgeon. Good luck to you.
Secondary rhinoplasty, some advices:
Congratulations for having patience and wait six months PO, which is the recommended time allowed to make judgments of value and be precise and accurate.
After having analyzed all the info and photos provided to us, i recommend to perform a Secondary Rhinoplasty (not a tip revision) this means (basically) treat the nasal bones and the nasal cartilages.
Therefore i would perform a narrowing of the nasal base (nose osteotomy) and alar and triangular cartilage shaping.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
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