Let's try to evaluate the surgical changes from this frontal view.
You can see some of the changes from removing the hump: the before picture has
two parallel vertical white stripes along the dorsum of his nose.
Those stripes are the return from the flashes in my photo room. The
stripes give you a feel for the position of the dorsum and the presence of the
hump, and they are missing in the after picture.
Nasal length: in the after picture, we can see just a glimpse of his
nostrils. That glimpse is our indication that his nose was shortened,
because in the before picture, his somewhat droopy tip hung over and obscured
our view of the nostrils.
Actually, he has his head tilted down slightly in the before picture, but the
analysis is still valid. (You can tell that his head is tilted down a bit by
looking at his right eye and his right ear. In the after picture, his
right eye is at the level of the top of his ear. In the before picture,
his right eye sits below the level of the top of the ear.)
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7 weeks post surgery, nose still looks worse/the same. Should I consider revision?
I have read from many doctors on real self by 6-8 weeks 80% of swelling after rhinoplasty should have gone. I'm 7 weeks post op and nose looks slightly worse than before op. I had the procedure as my nose was wide and pointed before. When I smiled my nostrils flared out and upwards, the tip pointed dropped down pointed into my teeth, as well as the whole thing looking wider. Nothing has changed post op. Should I consider revision?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose still looks long to me
These photos don't show your entire face, and there are no *true* profiles, but it seems that one of the main changes you nose required was to shorten it, raising the tip upwards.
Unfortunately, the tip doesn't tend to elevate with time. I would much rather that my patients are nervous because the tip is too high at seven weeks, than they be nervous because the tip is too low.
To get a substantial elevation of the tip, you will probably need a revision rhinoplasty. Elevating the tip, even during a revision, is quite predictable, if the doctor is expert at making those changes during a revision, so you must see a doctor's before and after photos before you have the operation. See the attached video and Web reference link for examples of what can be done in the right hands.
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