Patience with Healing after Rhinoplasty
- clearly you are not happy at this early stage of healing, but you can only be patient at this point
- the bone will heal with a callous at first, then improve with time.
- If after 6-12 months, you are still seeing a hump- you can discuss a revision
Too early for final results
Thank you for your question!
It is understandable that you are
concerned. Changes after rhinoplasties vary with
every patient and what you are experiencing is not uncommon.
It is important to keep in mind that it
is early to pass a final judgment. Usually, a year is required before formulating how
your nose will be, but longer with a thick skin. Even then, your nose will keep
shaping itself to complement your face for better results in the years to come.
My best recommendation at the moment is
to be patient, allow nature to take its course and edema subsides for better
results. There is no doubt that once the swelling resolves, more definition and
shape will be achieved and you should be happier with the results.
Also, it is important that you keep
communicating with your surgeon and work as a team together to achieve the best
Congratulations on your surgery and remain positive!
Ali Sajjadian, MD FACS
I can see that the bone and cartilage in the dorsum is not what you wanted. He/she obviously just didn't take down enough. As a revision rhinoplasty surgeon, I would rather the first surgeon do too little, than too much. But, it still needs work. I am willing to do just dorsal work earlier than the standard "one year out" from the first surgery. If you wanted a revision to the tip, I would wait until after you pass at least the 6-9 month mark. I generally ask patients to wait, not because I think you will get to the point that you are happy. But rather, to let the scar tissue mature, the swelling to completely resolve and to create the best surgical situation possible to that you will need one more (and only one more) rhinoplasty.
What went wrong or should be fixed with my septorhinoplasty results?
Appears as a very very conservative rhino portion of the operation. But that is the area that is most seen. After 6 months consider revision...
It looks like you have a residual dorsal hump that may need to be revised in the future. At eight weeks, it is too early to do anything.
Hi,It looks like you have a persistent dorsal hump. The area where the bony and cartilagenous dorsum fuse is not adequately reduced. This needs to taken down some more as well as the dorsal caudal septum.Best,Dr.S.
Cannot tell hump results at 8 weeks.
Cannot tell hump results at 8 weeks. You need to return to your surgeon and let him feel all.
Thank you for the photos and it is still early to truly evaluate your nose but from what you have sent it appears you would benefit from further reduction of your hump