Hi clairdoll,clairedoll wrote:hi all i am now 1 month post op with dr kao, taiwan. to recap, i went to him for revision after 2 weeks from first rhinoplasty with dr lee, vip of korea. i think my bridge did not go down much in one month. and most people say 1 month most of 80% swelling will go down. my nose is huge. i mean high n also long. dr kao kept telling me its the swelling, but i asked a few other doctors, including one in my country and he said its unlikely the bridge will go down. because there is 2-3mm augmentation. and it still feels hard.
to dr kao patients/rib patients....does your bridge go down substantially...and in how long?
cos at this rate, i think i want a revision to take out the brige and just keep the ear cartilage at the tip. cos the tip projection had improved and i like to keep that.
1 or 2 months is too little time for the swell of a rhinoplasty to go down. In fact, it takes approx. at least 6 months to see a clearer n more exact shape of your nose. Rhinoplasty takes a long time for swell to completely go off n sometimes even when you think that the swell has gone off, there is actually still some residue swelling.
So pls dont do further surgery to your nose further until it is at least 6 months post-op. As time goes by, you wud see that the shape of your nose keeps changing. Otherwise if you do another surgery without waiting for the swell to go off is actually bad for your nose. And FYI, scar tissue may also form.
Hope this helps. Cheers.