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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?

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

Dr. David Sherris
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Can nose be still swollen after 1 year after rhinoplasty?

Can nose be still swollen after 1 year after rhinoplasty?

Up to a year: Swelling can last up to a year after having a rhinoplasty but rarely longer than that. That is why that you won't realize your actual results until about 12 months after surgery once the swelling has resolved. ...Read more

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Honestly have been tolde am not very attractive with big nose? Should I have major rhinoplasty or just bump shaved?

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

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Had rhinoplasty 8 wks still have bump in bridge of nose?

Had rhinoplasty 8 wks still have bump in bridge of nose?

Healing/other: Most likely from scar healing...could also be a suture abscess, or inflammation along suture site. See surgeon who did the surgery ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not normal: 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

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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?

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?

Rhinoplasty: It takes at least a year to recover from rhinoplasty. At this point, things may feel a bit stiff as your body lays down collagen in the operated areas. It will soften with time. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon at your next postop visit. ...Read more

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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?

Pain and pressure: Intermittent pain and pressure of the nose after rhinoplasty is normal. Every passing week it should be less and less. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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Dose insurances pay for a nose job if My nose is a big part of allergy problems.?

Dose insurances pay for a nose job if My nose is a big part of allergy problems.?

The surgeon: Would likely need to determine if the surgical procedure was for functional or for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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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?

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?

You should not.: P. Vera can cause abnormal blood clots to form and this can lead to a risk of pulmonary embolism while you are having surgery. You should not proceed with elective cosmetic surgery until the condition has been ruled out. ...Read more

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I had a rhinoplasty and I am 8 wks postop. Still have bump in bridge. Swelling or bone?

I had a rhinoplasty and I am 8 wks postop. Still have bump in bridge. Swelling or bone?

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

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How do they reshape the nose during rhinoplasty?

How do they reshape the nose during rhinoplasty?

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

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Rhinoplasty question - how much does nose shrink?

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

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I don't like my nose. Should I consider rhinoplasty?

I don't like my nose. Should I consider rhinoplasty?

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

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Does curved nose can be corrected without rhinoplasty?

Does curved nose can be corrected without rhinoplasty?

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

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Should I be worried if I got hit on the nose after a rhinoplasty?

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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How long after a rhinoplasty until your nose feels completely normal again?

How long after a rhinoplasty until your nose feels completely normal again?

Depends!: Depending on the approach used (external incision or all internal), some numbness may persist for year or even longer. With any rhinoplasty, some swelling may persist for this time also. However, most feeling and function is close to normal by 4-6 months. ...Read more

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