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rhinoplasty healing time frame

Dr. Naderi answers your questions about all facial plastic surgery procedures, from facelift, rhinoplasty (nose job), to eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and dermal fillers.

rhinoplasty healing time frame

Postby redhead25 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:53 pm

Hello, Dr. Naderi!

It's your fan club president here again. I actually emailed your office and got a call from Ms. Fernandes (sp?) and I wanted to schedule a consultation, but I'm not available to travel for a while yet, plus I'm only 6.5 months post-op so I know I'm not "ready" for any revisions just yet.

ANYWAY, in the mean time, I am just feeling kinda down about my nose after my primary rhinoplasty and so I wanted to ask a few questions.

My first concern for a revision is due to a nostril irregularity (the ala rims actually evened out! Woo hoo! But the um, "underneath" of the nostril leans outward and the surgeon even pointed out that he should have pulled it in). But for now, I wanted to write to you to MOSTLY ask about swelling at this point. I've noticed in pictures that "straight faced", my nose isn't too bad, but SMILING, it takes on this odd, "U" shape. It's just not at all what I had in mind, so I'm really wondering if at 6.5 months post op (CLOSED PROCEDURE, REALLY THIN SKIN) is there any chance that the bulbous-ness at the tip is still some swelling, or is it likely that this is the nose I'm going to see in the mirror at the 12 month mark?

Regardless, I plan to see you for a consult sometime in the next few months, but I'd like to know your opinion on swelling in the mean time.

May I email you with a photo of myself now and the photo projection? I'd rather not post it in this public message.

Thanks again!

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Postby Dr_Naderi » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:13 pm

Hi Red,

How are you?

Ms Fernandez is now doing grander things working at the White House and is no longer with us.

Each nose will continue to shrink wrap even 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 year and so on and so forth and get a bit smaller but with thin skin and an endonasal approach, most of the significant swelling is gone. It is not so much watery edema that lingers but scar tissue that remodels and skin than tightens.

Please feel free to email me pics and I look forward to seeing you when you are ready to come in.

My email add is: DrNaderi@VirginiaFacialPlasticSurgery.com




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