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Now im one month after rhinoplasty. A doctor took cartilage from ear, why? My nose tip looks down. If my nose tip will go up?

Now im one month after rhinoplasty. A doctor took cartilage from ear, why? My nose tip looks down. If my nose tip will go up?

Swelling: At a month i would not worry too much as swelling is still significant. Be patient but express your concerns to your doctor. It takes a year to reach the final result from rhinoplasty. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sherris
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Rhinoplasty (Definition)

Rhinoplasty is the surgical altering of the nose either for cosmetic ...Read more


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1 month after tertiary revision rhinoplasty my nose looks grotesque and freakish with bridge side wall dent can I get a filler soon. Looks scarey . It will be difficult to live like this a year .

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 pics but you're level of worry concerns me. I would not have any more surgery for 9-12 mos. Fillers are not likely the answer. You need to see a plastic surgeon with extensive rhino experience. While I do rhinos, i would send you to a colleague w/ > exp. ...Read more

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I just had a rhinoplasty 4 months ago and i don't like the result as my small nostrils are smaller than before. Can i go get another one to fix it?

I just had a rhinoplasty 4 months ago and i don't like the result as my small nostrils are smaller than before. Can i go get another one to fix it?

Revision Rhinoplasty: It is important to allow time for your nose to heal. At 4 months post-op you will have swelling and it it not advised to have surgery until this swelling resolves. ...Read more

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Is rhinoplasty a good procedure to do oversees? I know medical tourism is better for some procedures than others. Is rhinoplasty a good one to do in another country? .

Is rhinoplasty a good procedure to do oversees? I know medical tourism is better for some procedures than others. Is rhinoplasty a good one to do in another country?

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Not a good idea: While there are some excellent surgeons overseas, there are some really bad ones also. Overseas medical creditials, board certification, experience and safetly standards are not the same as in the us. Rhinoplasty is the most complex surgery in the face- you need experience for a good result, and good follow- up for at least the first year or two. Sometimes you get what you pay for... Good luck! ...Read more

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How does one go about finding a rhinoplasty surgeon?

Best is to see work: The best way to find any surgeon is to get a recommendation from that surgeons patients. You want to actually talk to people that have been operated on in the case of cosmetic surgery you want to actually see their noses to make sure that you are comfortable with what that surgeon can do. Most cosmetic doctors will have lots of pictures of their good results but you want to talk to patients. ...Read more

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Issue with one side of nose tip after rhinoplasty - how can I improve the appearance? ?

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 done, just visit your surgeon for more answers. Best, nima shemirani. ...Read more

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How does one breathe after the nose base narrowed in a rhinoplasty?

Nasal Base Narrowing: The narrowest part of the nasal airway is the internal nasal valve, located about 2 cm into the nose. This may be narrowed by osteotomies or hump reductions that weaken the nasal sidewalls, but not by nostril reduction. That is not to say that nostril reduction cannot be overdone. Choose a surgeon with experience in this maneuver specifically who can discuss you options with you. ...Read more

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Is there a type of rhinoplasty to just fix a bump on the bridge of nose? Is it also true best results are achieved in not one but two surgeries? Why?

Is there a type of rhinoplasty to just fix a bump on the bridge of nose? Is it also true best results are achieved in not one but two surgeries? Why?

Rhinoplasty for Bump: Typically only one surgery is needed for most rhinoplasty. The most common reason is to reduce the bump, "dorsal hump" on the nose. A board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon should be consulted. ...Read more

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My ENT told me my septoplasty and rhinoplasty could be done in one hour under local anestesia. Is that even possible?

My ENT told me my septoplasty and rhinoplasty could be done in one hour under local anestesia. Is that even possible?

Nasal Surgery: Dear matthew1: it is possible to do simple septal and nasal work in less than 1 hour. Local/mac or "twilight" anesthesia may be used for nasal surgery. The advantage or disadvantages of anesthesia should be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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