I am 22, and it has been 2 years since I underwent rhinoplasty to correct the bump on my nose. I was very pleased with the results at the time but I have since observed that the bump being removed has left my nose looking long, with a drooping tip. I actually prefer upturned tips but at this point, just want my nose to look proportionate to my face. I spoke with my surgeon about this but he said that he couldn't do much, as my skin is too thick. (??) Is a revision rhinoplasty worth it?
Can Revision Rhinoplasty Fix a Long, Drooping Nose?
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Revision rhinoplasty to fix a long, drooping tip
Revision rhinoplasty commonly is used to improve a droopy, long nose. If your original surgeon isn't comfortable with treating this I would visit with an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon to get another opinion.
A consultation would allow for a better assessment of your options. Digital morphing could also be done to help assess what level of change is possible/desired.
Web reference: http://www.drlamperti.com/facial-plastic-surgery/rhinoplasty
Can Revision Rhinoplasty improve my droopy tip?
A profile picture would help the evaluation of your nose. A droopy tip means the nasal tip is under rotated. If that's the case, I've used an isolated columellar incision to raise the nasal tip.
Web reference: http://www.drfpalmer.com
Revision rhinoplasty can reduce the length of the nose as well as provide cartilagenous support for the lower part of the nose so it won't droop after several years. Recommend consult with an experience surgeon and see the before and after photos.
Web reference: http://www.cosmeticsurgery4you.com
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Revision rhinoplasty for a drooping nose
I would suggest a second opinion with a revision rhinoplasty specialist. Only an in-person consultation can help you determine what can be accomplished and what would be appropriate aesthetically.
Revision Rhinoplasty for a Dropped Tip
A dropped nasal tip can occur after a rhinoplasty if strong tip support was not provided during the initial surgery. Shortening of the nose as well as elevation of the tip of the nose is a fairly common revision rhinoplasty procedure that can certainly be worth doing under the right circumstances.
Web reference: http://rhinoplastyofbeverlyhills.com/
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