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My Nose Is Still Big After Rhinoplasty
Why is it that every time you see a rhinoplasty job the nose still looks big, even after a yr or so. It is impossible to make a nose small?
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. However, surgeons are limited by what they have to work with. If the nose is very thick-skinned and very wide to begin with, then rhinoplasty may improve it's shape but cannot transform it into something completely. See my website for examples of this. ...Read more
Honestly have been tolde am not very attractive with big nose? Should I have major rhinoplasty or just bump shaved?
Your decision: Nasal features that bother you (only) can be addressed by hump reduction or shaving depending on extent of problem. If the size of the nose or the bump bothers you, see a couple of physicians who can provide help. Many use computer video imaging to offer you a chance to see what the changes of mild to major would look like on your face. Helps establish the treatment goals for both you and md. ...Read more
I had a rhinoplasty over 1 year ago. I still have some brusing and discolorations on top of my nose. Is this normal after such a long time?
No this is not normal. While most bruising will last no more than 4 weeks, by one year all bruising should have resolved. On occasion post inflammatory hyperpigmentation may last upwards of two years, this is not common unless there was prolonged inflammation or additional injury postoperatively such as a sunburn.
I would discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Genioplasty and rhinoplasty about 5 weeks ago... I get tension in my nose and some pain, still can't move chin. Lots of tension but of pain. Healing?
I had a nose surgery rhinoplasty 10 days ago. I still get mild pain which sometimes comes as for of pressure coming and going. Is this normal?
Had rhinoplasty 3mo ago and can still feel the plastic stitches inside nose/nostrils. How long til they dissolve?
3-6 months: Depends on material but can take 3-6 months. See your surgeon if it bothers you. ...Read more
Do I need a revision rhinoplasty if my nose is still stuffy one year after my first rhinoplasty? My surgeon kept telling me to be patient and the stuffiness would go away. Now it's been a year, so I'm thinking it's not going away and I need a revision rhi
Perhaps: Most internal swelling has resolved by one year after rhinoplasty. There may be other causes unrelated to the surgery which may cause nasal obstruction. See a board certified facial plastic surgeon for a second opinion, as he/she has training and expertise in both the cosmetic and functional aspects of the nose. ...Read more
Does insurance ever cover revision rhinoplasty? My original surgery was due to a broken nose, so it was covered. Now I need a revision rhinoplasty because I still can't breathe right. Will insurance consider the revision medically necessary because of my
Insurance: Insurance may cover revision of breathing difficulties but this surgery may produce little if any change in your appearance. If you are looking for a cosmetic rhinoplasty, your insurance is unlikely to cover any of the expense. However, if you are looking for a functional rhinoplasty such as a septoplasty, spreader grafts, turbinate resection, etc., insurance may cover a portion. ...Read more
The surgeon: Would likely need to determine if the surgical procedure was for functional or for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more
I am being tested for polycythemia vera. Doc thinks I have it. If I do have it and since I didn't start treatment yet, can I still get a nose job?
Bump After Nose Job: Bumps after nose surgery rhinoplasty can be from persistent swelling, residual bone or cartilage. By 8 weeks, swelling should be settling nicely, but generally it can take up to 12 weeks to really evaluate any residual deformity. Be patient and see your surgeon again. He is able to just best what is causing the bump. ...Read more
Many options!: Depending on the specific shape of the nose and location of the problem, there are three basic options for changing the nose's shape. 1. The native bone or cartilage can be repositioned and reshaped. 2. Grafts of native tissue can be used to augment or suport the existing nose. 3. Artificial grafts/materials can be used if native grafts are not appropriate/available. ...Read more
Shrinking tip: Many people want a smaller tip after rhinoplasty. The best way to get an accurate idea of how much is possible for you is to see a surgeon who can do photo-imaging. The amount of reduction varies from person to person. The thicker your skin, for example, the less reduction is possible. Your surgeon should be able to answer this question for you. ...Read more
RhinoplastyCandidate: You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you feel your nose is too big or disproportional to the rest of your face, your nose is too wide when viewed from the front, your nose is crooked or off-center, or asymmetrical, your nose has a bump or bulge, the tip of your nose is too large, your nose is too up-turned or down-turned, too long, pointy, or flat, or if you have flared or wide nostrils. ...Read more
Rhinoplasty: There are several contributing factors to a curved nose. Surgery is really the only option for correction. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with expertise in nasal surgery. ...Read more
Nosejob recovery: Worried enough to follow up with your surgeon to examine your nose to ensure no harm was caused. ...Read more
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