Hi Dr. Lam
I had rhinoplasty done exactly 2 weeks ago in Korea. I am currently still here and unhappy with the results. I had a I shaped silicone implant to raise the bridge and a piece of ear cartilidge added to the tip through my nostril. The reason I wanted a nose job was because I was unhappy with bulbuous tip of my nose which I feel was not fixed at all. I wanted a more define, smaller and narro now but I now have a high bridge that I feel makes my nose look even bigger than before. After removing the splint i wanted to have it removed immediately but was told by the coordinator that it was impossible to do before 6 months. I went back and spoke with the surgeon who told me the coordinator had made a mistake and that he could easily take out the implant. However, the surgeon explained that the swelling in the tip has not gone away yet and that i should wait longer to see the final result but i leave for the US on Saturday and would like to remove the silicone and ear implant while i'm here. I am very unhappy with the result because i was never concerned with the height of my nose, just the size of the tip. After seeing how upset i was he has agreed to remove it but i'm finding it hard to trust him through the language barrier and the fact that i was told initially that it could not be removed. However, i believe i should remove it before i go back home... Since it has only been 2 weeks will my nose go back to its natural state? How severe will swelling be after removal and how long will it take to go away?