My nose is really fat, big, and close to my face. Will it be like this?
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Fat Nose after Revision Rhinoplasty
Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear that you are having a difficult time right now. It might be helpful for you to post your before and after photographs to give us a better understanding of the problem.
Revision surgery often results in more swelling than a primary operation and it may take 6 months or longer to appreciate the eventual size and shape of your nose. Since you are only 7 weeks out from surgery there is plenty of time for continued improvement. Bear in mind that anytime a nose is reduced in size, there is excess nasal skin that must adapt to the remaining nasal framework (cartilage and bone). Thin, younger and more elastic skin will adapt more quickly and completely than thicker, older and less elastic skin. Thick skin may not completely shrink to a smaller-sized nasal framework and can make the nose appear bigger or fatter.
It is also possible that your surgeon has reduced the framework (bone and cartilage) of your nose excessively. Too much de-projection of the tip can make the nose appear wider and closer to your face. I suggest that you discuss these concerns directly with your surgeon. If the nose has been over-reduced there are corrective measures that can be taken. Best of luck
Swelling after revision rhinoplasty
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