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Nose looks bigger after rhinoplasty

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Not true: Rhinoplasty is often done to reduce the size of the nose and it is surgically possible to do so.
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
No: Rhinoplasty is commonly done to make the nose smaller. Yet, there is a limit to how small the nose can be made as skin is not typically removed during... Read More
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Big Nose After Surg: The nose should not look bigger after rhinoplasty than it did before surgery. Rhinoplasty is designed to make asymmetric or wide noses look better. Ho... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Nasal tip asymmetry: There is almost certainly something which can be done to address the issue. Talk your local experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. Depending on the exact ... Read More
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: If you are within the first year after surgery go see your surgeon. If later and it bothers you get a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Donald Yoo
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Rhino post-op: After rhinoplasty, the nose continues to change and heal for a year, and even up to 2 years in some patients. There is not much you can do as the pat... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Consult: You should consult the plastic surgeon you've been working with, on this one. S/he knows what was specifically done and is much more familiar with yo... Read More
Dr. Mark Burke
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Concerned: Concerning that you've have 3 rhinos at 31. As you've seen, rhinoplasty can be tricky and each additional procedure becomes moreso. It's hard w/o pic... Read More
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Be patient: One month is very early after a third rhinoplasty. Relax, be patient and speak to your surgeon.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
It will take time: Your nose should return to what it looked like immediately after the injections. It takes about 4-6 weeks for most of the swelling and bruising to res... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Ask your doctor: 1 month after rhinoplasty is still early in the healing process, but if you have concerns about the appearance of your nose, it is best to ask your su... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Not sure: I am not sure what numbers ENT doctors use when looking up the nose. The size of the tonsils is an arbitrary number and differ from doctor to doctor.... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
16-17 yo for males: If possible males should wait till 16-17. Women can generally have a rhinoplasty at 15-16. His is the age where the nose has stopped growing.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Polecritti
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Consult your surgeon: If you had a small nose initially, what was the reason for the "nose job"? Healing from rhinoplasty can take many months. It is typically recommended... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The surgeon: would likely need to determine if the surgical procedure was for functional or for cosmetic reasons.
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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Wide : Wide nostrils can be improved using techniques to remove tissue from the alar bases. A wedge excision is one common way to do this. Some patients also... Read More

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