Pulling Down Upper Lip Causes Nose Tip to Plunge?

will constant , unconscious pulling down of the upper lip during the immediate to early post-op period of revision rhinoplasty( implant + tip grafting+ nose lengthening) cause nose tip to plunge?

Doctor Answers (2)

Lip mobility and tip position

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If you are pulling your lip to the extent that you are feeling significant tightness and discomfort - yes, it can influence tip position.


Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Pulling on upper lip after Rhinoplasty.

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  I have performed Rhinoplasty for over 20 years and IMHO, it's an urban myth that moving your mouth and face, in a normal, manner after Rhinoplasty will somehow damage the results.  If you are not yanking on the upper lip to the point that your feel discomfort in the nasal tip, I see no reason that it would do anything to the nasal tip...certainly it's not going to cause the nasal tip support to weaken and drop the tip.

 

 

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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