How long is rhinoplasty surgery?
A nose job or rhinoplasty permanent changes the structure of your nose. These changes in most cases do not need additional surgery.
However, just as your face and body change over time, so will your nose. (David Shafer, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)
Rhinoplasty should be permanent
If you have a rhinoplasty and are satisfied, it should be permanent. A couple of caveats however. Noses tend to “grow” as we age. Sometimes, cartilege can warp. (Scott E. Kasden, MD, Dallas Plastic Surgeon)
How long before you need a second nose job? Rhinoplasty maintenance
It really depends on the reason for having a nose job. If it is to get rid of a prominent hump, it is unlikely you will need a second nose job. However, the nose, like other facial structures tends to lose support with age. This is due to laxity of the tissues such as the skin and cartilage as well as diminished bone voume of the maxilla. This tends to make the nose look “longer” with age. Occasionally it can make an existing hump look more prominent and the nostrils appear wider. (Otto Joseph Placik, MD, Chicago Plastic Surgeon)
Rhinoplasty results should last forever
Nasal shaping or rhinoplasty is unlike other facial cosmetic procedures in that the results should last a lifetime. The nose is not subject to the same stresses of aging and the shape will permanently compliment your facial appearance. There is nothing to maintain, and no reason to go back. (Peter E. Johnson, MD, Chicago Plastic Surgeon)
Nose job (rhinoplasty) results are permanent
Typically a nose job or rhinoplasty is performed just once for a patient. Keep in mind that as we age, the nose will undergo slight changes and they may or may not be significant to you. (William Portuese, MD, Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon)
Rhinoplasty Has a 10% Revision Rate
Nosejobs are permanent and the change over time usually is minor. However the revision surgery rate is about 10%. There is no up keep needed after a rhinoplasty. Regards (Tanveer Janjua, MD, Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon)
Hi Sara, A nose job or rhinoplasty is a permanent surgical alteration of the nose. The results should last a lifetime.
Due to the long term nature of rhinoplasty, not to mention that the nose is right there in the middle of your face for the rest of your life, it is essential that patients take their time and choose their rhinoplasty surgeon most carefully. There is about a 5% revision rhinoplasty rate among skilled and experienced surgeons. (Michael A. Persky, MD, Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon)
Your nose will continue to age with the rest of your face after Rhinoplasty Surgery.
As you age, the tip of your nose will tend to droop and widen. And this may lead to a more prominent profile-hump. These age-related changes tend to begin as you enter your 4th decade of life. Well performed Rhinoplasty Surgery may lead to a stronger tip with more cartilage support that is less prone to droop. Gravity and aging will cause subtle changes over time. (Eric M. Joseph, MD, West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon)
A new nose is forever
It takes a full year for the nose to fully heal and all the swelling to go away, but basically the result will last a lifetime. (William B. Rosenblatt, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)
Nosejobs last for the rest of your life
However, the nose ages as does the rest of your face and body. Noses do droop as we age. After a nosejob they will age from where they were after the surgery. The procedures we do for aging noses are often subtler than formal rhinoplasty in a young person to alter the characteristics of a nose. (Steven J. Pearlman, MD, New York Facial Plastic Surgeon)
Life time of a Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
A nose job lasts a life time but like all facial tissues the nose will sustain some aging changes.
It is however extremely uncommon for people to undergo re-operation for such minor changes as they may for a sagging face or sagging breasts. (Peter A. Aldea, MD, Memphis Plastic Surgeon)
Nose jobs last forever.
You will not need any upkeep as you age. However, the nose will drop in your 60’s-80’s and you may want the tip elevated slightly. (Toby Mayer, MD, Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon)