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Did you lose facial fat after rhinoplasty?

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  • 5 years ago

anyone have rhinoplasty side effect of losing face fat, thinning of face?

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Did anyone on here have either their septi muscle cut..(you will see a horizontal crease above your smile now when you smile)...like a monkey lip. OR, did you have your nasal bone removed. I did not have my bones shifted, so that could not be what happened in my case, I did however have both the nasal spine removed and the septi muscle cut...without my permission. I believe this DEFINITELY has something to do with the fat loss, muscle shifting, muscle loss, in my face. If anyone else has experienced this...that will help me to see if this is truly a correlation. THANK-YOU!!
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oops, if anyone else has had either of these procedures, please let me know.
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Can u post a pic of the monkey smile thing I want to know what it looks like and see if I have it
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http://www.realself.com/question/toronto-canada-horizontal-line-my-nose-after-lip-filler This is not me, but this is the same thing that happened to this girl. I don't have a piture right now.
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I don't have that. I don't think the ligament was cut for me. My drooping tip was corrected with cartilage grafts
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I'm even thinking of doing a second rhino operation to make it wider again, hoping that would help with the problem, any suggestions on that? or will that make it even worse?
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I have thought that so many times. I am broke though...or at least too broke for that. I am thinking filler, but that ends up costly as well. I wonder if after years, our faces will regenerate fat and skin. I am currently trying the derma roller but that is really rought around the under eye area where I have the most hollowing now. I am continuing face exercises but am starting to see some wrinkles in other places because of the dynamic places on other areas of my face and don't want that to get too out of hand. I am doing facial massage. PLease keep adding to this site if you have anything that is working or ideas to try.
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I have the same problem, did a rhinoplasty 2.5 years ago and the doc broke my bones and narrowed it, even though I didn't want that, and the result was very bad on the nose, face and eyes! I lost fat from my cheeks, and my whole looks changed to the worse, I aged badly around 10 years overnight! I got so depressed and still suffer from that trauma : (
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I'm sorry G74...same thing here.  My nose was narrowed even though I didn't want that either.  My looks have drastically changed  for the worse and suffer from depression as well.  I hope you're able to find contentment with a revision.  Hang in there.  
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I have done a bit of research on this for the past few months and here is what I have come up with. Not a doctor so my opinion is only derived from experience, observation, and common sense, but hear me out. Rhinoplasty surgeons refute that nasal surgery affects the appearance of the eyes; I do not believe this is true. Some of you on here have jumped to the conclusion that fat was lost due to trauma from the surgery; I also do not believe this is true. The issue is not one of fat but of mass, structure and positioning of facial components. I think that some think they have lost fat in their faces because losing facial fat from aging is a common occurence that can be drawn for comparison as what they are seeing in themselves after surgery mimcs this image. Fat in the face contributes to overall facial structure and when it is lost through the aging process, the face can appear sunken, hollow, or thin. But also contributing to the structure of the face is bone, cartilage, and skin. The alteration of any of these other components can also give the appearance that the face is sunken, hollow, or thin. It seems that a hollow appearance is most common following a surgery involving osteotomies, or breaking of the nasal bones. This procedure disrupts the underlying structure of the face, bone. Especially consider that when the nasal bones are broken, as they heal they have a tendency to shift inward causing the nose to become more narrow than it previously was. Also, the skin is separated from the underlying cartilages causing a relaxation of facial tissues. As the skin heals back onto the underlying cartilages, it adjusts to the new position of the bony structure. If the width or angles of the nose change, the skin heals onto the new position of the underlying structure, potentially causing components of the face (including fat pats) to shift, most likely inward or downward. I'm leaving out a lot of details in the interest of brevity (although this is a fairly long post as it is), but I believe the cause of the issue is the shifting of the nasal bones and other components of the face and not actual fat loss. So you haven't lost fat, it's just migrated to other parts of your face (albeit slightly) and given you a sunken look. Injected fat would not be replacing fat to your face, you would be adding additional fat over and above what you had before surgery, your just putting into an area where the original fat vacated from and moved to another part of your face. I have actually talked to two different surgeons who recognize tear trough deformities in before and after photos that said they believed it to be cause by the narrowing of the nasal bones. One even said widening of the nasal bones could help improve the condition. Again, I myself am not a doctor though.
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I know this is an older thread but I am experiencing the same issues... however I do not believe it is due to lack of circulation as some have stated, but rather my bones were narrowed in too far and at a different angle than before, so it is not smoothly and seamlessly joining my cheek/under-eye area as before. It's like having a tent set up, and then bending the tent poles in at a different angle... the framework is not supporting your tissues like it once did. I never even agreed to have my bones narrowed. I deeply regret this procedure as it aged me over night!
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Hey Lea hope your doing ok! xxx
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Xxx I Will mail you xx
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The fat in our faces has died due to the restriction of blood flow. This is due to the swelling after the rhinoplasty. Tissues need blood to live and without they die off. I have had 4 lots of fat grafting and things are a lot better. I will need a few more and things will never be back to how they were but I can now go out and feel normal again. Make sure u find a good surgeon but I def recomend it if u want the fat put back in your faces xxx
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Wow that makes sense now.
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This does not make sense sounds like a joke to me. If they fat literally died in our face, our skin would be sagging down. I did lose fat around my eyes so much and even close my friends noticed it without me saying it. But it has gotten better. I believe its from the stress of surgery and having something heavy weighing between your eyes that puts strain on it. And pls don't tell me the doc that put fat graft in your face told you, bc he's just making money off you.
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I have talking with Tia through Email for 2 years I can gurentee you this is no joke. She seeked medical advise before hand and having this done!
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I don't believe it has died 100%. So whats the cure other than filing our faces and looking like fake monkey's. If their is nothing we can do about it im not going to waste years researching and mourning and stressing over this for years. There's wayyyy bigger issue than this in the world. Go live in Africa for one day or war zone country you will forget all about some hollow's in our eyes!!! Put some concealer on and live ur live that for majority of us in our 20's or 30's we only got 30 or 40 years left minus the 10-15 yrs of it we are sleeping!! omg!
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I guess that this have happened you right? That is why you are in this forum expressing?
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i guess diff people diff reaction. like there are pains in my face and my eyes look droopy. my cheeks look kinda distended. i suspected a nerve problem but the neurologist says unlikely. but i will know till i get the results for my MRI scan.
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I am not sure why you are on this blog other than to sound self righteous. This is a problem for some and the network has value as a problem solving service. Don't tell me you don't try and problem solve unless you are in a war zone country?? Your life would be a sad existance with no growth if that is the case. Save your judgement.To the rest of you, hope you are trying face exercise, eating well and keep up the comments and suggestions, they are helping others!! God Bless!
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Absolutely makes sense in some cases. It is called muscle atrophy. Excellent post, thanks. I think this is part of the problem. My issue was with a drooping tip and septi muscle release. The good news is the septi muscle can actually reattatch with enough exercise. So grateful for muscle memory.
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I'm on here looking for a natural fix, and I don't think its a good idea that some people suggest fat grafting. We are already in this mess by surgery and the fact that people are making this cosmetic industry grow by recommending injects/ fat transfer I don't think should be something people should resort too that extent.
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Everyone is different but all I'm doing is putting the fat back where it should be. There is no natural fix unless you are prepared to live with your new face. I wasn't which is why I choose fat grafts!
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