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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Does the tip of my nose look too big?
I had a revision rhinoplasty about 14 months ago. The doctor added spreader grafts and a tip graft and brought my nostrils in a little bit. My nose still looks too wide and full at the tip. What do you think can be done to improve the look of my nose? It just seems very full to me. Thanks for your answers!
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Seems to me that the tip of your nose droops, besides being a little wide.
I see the fullness that you describe, but to my eye, much of the "fullness" is that the tip of the nose hangs down more than you might like it. See the video link for a simulation I made of the changes that could be possible in a revision, if the surgeon is truly expert in shortening a nose during a revision.
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