Just over One Year Post Rhinoplasty, How Much Change Will Still Occur?

Curious, I'm just over one year post rhinoplasty, and want to know how permanent my result is.. Meaning will the nose significantly change now, or can I be pretty confident in the result? Thx a million.

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Just over One Year Post Rhinoplasty, How Much Change Will Still Occur?

 Your Rhinoplasty Surgeon would know your particular case but in general at 1 year post Rhinoplasty the nose is fully healed and the final results obtained IMHO.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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One year post-rhinoplasty

At one year post-rhinoplasty, you are probably close to seeing your final result if not completely healed already.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Possible Changes 1 Year after Rhinoplasty

Any changes one year after a rhinoplasty will be subtle. Sometimes patients with thick skin or those who had a revision procedure will see some improvement for 18-24 months after surgery.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How Much Still after 1 year?

In most situations the swelling is mostly gone by 1 year.  Thicker skin noses in general need plenty of time to develop their final shape – in instances up to 2 years.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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One Year Post Rhinoplasty

The wound healing process takes up to one year to complete.  Significant changes will occur in the first few months to a year post rhinoplasty as tissues heal, swelling resolves, and structural tissues settle into their remodeled position.  Typically by one year, the tissues are stable and have settled into their permanent position and appearance.  I would not expect significant change to your post-rhinoplasty nose after one year except those changes that are inherent with aging.

Mia E. Skourtis, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty results take 1 year and are permanent then.

Rhinoplasty results take 1 year and are permanent then. Your may show some change in 20 years as the fat and elastic tissue ages--doesn't that sound lovely!

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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The Final Result in Rhinoplasty: Just After One Year

In general, it takes at least one year to see the results of rhinoplasty but it may take a year and a half to two years in patients with thick skin, males, and ethnic noses. Tertiary or secondary tertiary rhinoplasty may take significantly longer.  One cannot completely predict how individuals heal versus scar formation in the nasal area.

Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Final rhinoplasty result within one year...

Without knowing the specific maneuvers that were performed during the rhinoplasty (things such as tip or dorsal grafts) the final result is typically achieved at one year. You can continue to see refinement of your result even past this time, however people are generally at their final result within a year.


William Franckle, MD, FACS
Voorhees Plastic Surgeon
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Stability of rhinoplasty after one year

It would be fair to say that at one year after rhinoplasty surgery you are looking at the final result. If there are any skin remodeling changes yet to occur, they will be very subtle. 

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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How much change should I expect 1 year after rhinoplasty?

Hi and thanks for your question.  1 year after rhinoplasty, if the surgery was well done and the nose is structurally in good shape, there should be almost no further changes.  If the nose is changing after 1 year, that is a worrisome sign.  Modern rhinoplasty leaves the nose with very good structure so that the forces of gravity and scar tissue don't change the nose.

Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgeon
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