I had a nose job 8 months ago and I love how my nose looks in profile. But I dislike very much that from the front it looks short, my nostrils are very visible, and my nose tip doesn't look defined (although it does in profile). Also, an horizontal wrinke over my upper lip now appears everytime I smile. I believe the doctor placed the strut too low, giving me a hanging columella, but I don't really know what it is. What can be done to make my nose longer and contour the tip so it looks better?
Revision Rhinoplasty to Correct Upturned but Short Nose? (photo)
Doctor Answers (2)
Revision rhinoplasty upturned nose and columellar show
It's best to wait at least a year prior to undergoing a revision nasal surgery. There are some techniques that can improve the look of the nose including bringing the tip downward, reducing the columellar show, and adjusting the upper lip/nasal junction area.The tip contour and profile appear good at this point. Look for a surgeon who has performed thousands of rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty surgeries for best consistent results
Revision for Short Nose
I would need to examine you to make recommendations to treat your "short" nose. I also like your profile. Your tip definition may improve over the next 6 months.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
You might also like...
Ask a Doctor
Get personalized answers from board-certified doctors. For free.