She has a nice strong chin, which draws your attention away from the strength
of the nose's projection. Projection is one of the features of the
nose that we can measure numerically, unlike most of the changes that have to do
with words describing shapes or curves. Her nose was
deprojected by almost seven millimeters, more than one-fourth of an inch.
Compare her upper lip in the two photos. A projecting nose will cause
the upper lip to pull forward onto the bottom of the nose. In the after
picture, her upper lip has a more normal position because the nose is no longer
projecting out too far; it's not yanking the upper lip forward anymore.
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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
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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