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In this fully-lit oblique view, you can see that she has some irregular pigmentation as a complication of the peel.  Follow from the front of her chin, along her jaw line up toward the ear and see how the skin color changes.

She was at a much higher than average risk of a noticeable pigmentation change because she had so much pigment in her skin before surgery.  If the skin has a noticeable change after surgery, it's usually that the peeled skin is lighter than it was before the operation.  The lighter your skin, the less pigmentation you have before surgery, and the less likely you are to have a noticeable change.

She was still an excellent candidate for the peel, however, because we anticipated such a marvelous improvement that we thought we could live with a little pigment irregularity.


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Questioner: Swollen nose 9 months post-op?
Hello. I had a nose surgery back in June 2014 and, though I was told it takes up to a year or more for the swell to dissolve, I'm starting to worry about it. I had a problem with my nose's tip (it was too big & out of proportion with the rest of my face) but it's still not small enough, although it's been a long time since the surgery. Plus, the tip is very hard & feels numb when I touch it. Is this natural?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Need bigger photos, at different angles
Hi,
While it's true that it takes about a year for almost all of the swelling to go down, it's also true that if you are to receive a great result, you probably should be closer to that result by now. With a great result on the way, you wouldn't be worried about the tip getting smaller at 9 months; rather, the last three months would see just the very tiniest of swelling resolve to give more finesse to the result.

It's sometimes possible for a surgeon to give a patient an idea of what might be going on based just on photographs, but we would need photos that are much larger, and taken from different angles, to get a better evaluation. We'd need to see more details of the nose. Hope that helps some.

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