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nose looks bigger after rhinoplasty

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not true: Rhinoplasty is often done to reduce the size of the nose and it is surgically possible to do so.
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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. Nima Shemirani
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Rhinoplasty: Dear _pooh5, if you are less than 6 months out from surgery, you should wait to see if it improves if it has been longer, then something can be don ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
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
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
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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