After an unsatisfactory rhinoplasty, it's important to wait an entire year
before attempting a revision. The nose heals by making scar tissue under
the skin, and with time that scar starts to soften. After one year, the
scar has softened enough to allow a competent surgeon to risk going back inside
to take a look and see what can be done.
If a revision attempt is made too early, even to try for only a small change,
the firm scar will block the surgeon's efforts, and further inadvertent damage
to the appearance of the nose can result.
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Would getting just the tip of my nose done help my face profile?
I am very insecure and I really don't like facing people. Especially from the side! I can't afford a a real expensive nose job! I currently have $4300 saved for the procedure and that took a whIle! Please give me some advice to make this as good but as cheap as possible! Thank you:)
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Tough question. Tough. My advice is to not have surgery right now.
Your nose has very wide tip cartilages and strong forward projection away from your face. While it is possible to make impressive improvement in your nose, the operation requires very advanced techniques, and the vast majority of plastic surgeons would not be able to handle it.
Unfortunately, it's just reality that excellent rhinoplasty tends to be expensive; well more than half of the $4300 would be eaten up by anesthesia, the operating facility, required preoperative tests and examinations, leaving not enough for the surgeon's fee for a surgeon who could handle a nose like yours. And having surgery with a surgeon who is not qualified to handle a nose like yours (even though he might be board certified), could very well leave it worse, and now you're looking at a *much* more expensive revision.
When it does come time to look for a surgeon, be sure to look at his before and after photos. Seeing profile views where a hump was removed doesn't tell you anything about how the surgeon can handle the tip of the nose.
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