6 months post-op, rhinoplasty. How reliable is the look of the nose right after the cast comes off? (photo)
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Thank you for your question. The look of the nose immediately after surgery is not indicative of the results of your rhinoplasty. Swelling will prevent you from being able to effectively evaluate your nose, however, you should not be experiencing swelling at the six month post-op mark. You will most likely find the results of your surgery most reliably at the eight month post-op mark and your results will finalize by the 12 month post op-mark. Please consult with your board certified facial plastic surgeon.