Revision Options for Shifted Nose Implant and Breathing Issues?
- Asked by karenb
- 1 year ago
Hi, I got a silicone nose implant one year ago. I think since my nose is quite deviated to start with the implant is shifted to the left. It feels tight and blocking most of my left nose, making quite hard to breath in on that side. I wanted to ask what are the best options for a revision? Could i also just get my nose bridge elevate the next time around since i'm quite happy with the rest of my nose.?
Shifted silicone nasal implant
Your shifted silicone implant may be contributing to your breathing problems. If your nose was crooked to begin with the underlying structure of your nose may also be at play.
A silicone implant merely covers this asymmetry and won't help your breathing at all. You should consult with a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon who has experience in addressing both functional and aesthetic problems with the nose.
Web reference: http://www.drlamperti.com/ethnic-rhinoplasty
A silicone implant can be used to increase the height of the nose; however, this does not address any of the underlying anatomical problems that lead to breathing problems or deviation of your nose. A proper evaluation and consultation should be undertaken with a board certified specialist who can best assist you in achieving the results you desire.
Web reference: http://www.kimberlyleemd.com/procedures2/revisionrhinoplasty
Revision of Crooked Nose with Silicone Implant
On the basis of what you describe, the silicone implant should be repositioned, exchanged with another implant to elevate the bridge, or removed and replaced with your own cartilage. The underlying nasal structures should be modified so the nose is straight and breathing is normal. Silicone implants should not be used to camouflage a crooked nose with compromised function.
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Evision Options for Shifted Nose Implant and Breathing Issues?
The reason for your problem is not the siicone implant but rather how it was place in your nose.... I have use silicone implants for the past 15 years with virtually no problems. The implant has to be custom carved to fit your nose and not a preformed implant. It also needs to be sutured into place. i have several revision case studies on my website addressing this exact issue... See link below.
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