I had revision rhinoplasty to fix a very botched first nose job. Whilst the surgeon did improve the appearance, I'm still disappointment with the result. The main thing I wanted to achieve was complete erasure of the supra-alar crease. The first 10 days after my rhinoplasty I was ecstatic because I had my dream nose. However when the swelling went down the crease reappeared. The photo imaging shows the removal of the supra-alar crease and decrease of the side wall. Could this result be achieved?
Can the Supra-alar Crease Be Completely Erased? (photo)
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It is possible to remove the supra alar crease completely but this will not give you a natural looking nose. Most patients who are self-conscious about their nose, go around looking at other people's noses; the thing to remember here is noses look good in context to people's faces. When looking at most noses, you will almost always see a supra alar crease. Consult with your plastic surgeon and see if this would be a natural look for you.
Web reference: http://www.northsideplasticsurgery.com
Can the Supra-alar Crease Be Completely Erased?
There are a couple of maneuvers that could be utilized to help obliterate those areas, but doing this may not give the most natural result. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Rhinoplasty.php
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