Revision Rhinoplasty Needed? (photos)
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If you have breathing difficulties and a deviated septum, your insurance may cover the functional part of the surgery.
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Without an in person exam it is hard to give a recommendation, based on what i can see in the photos it looks as though you have had a collapse of the ala and nasal side wall.
contact a plastic surgeon in your area that specializes in rhinoplasty procedure.
It appears that you have an inverted V deformity, asymmetric nostrils, over-resected cephalic cartilages and alar retraction. If you have a deviated septum as well, your insurance will cover that cost which may reduce some of the other cost involved in reconstruction.
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Any answer from the photos would only be an approximation - an in person consultation is needed, but it looks as if you could benefit from a revision with some cartilage grafting to improve the appearance of your nose. Only an examination can tell about your septum and other bumps not seen in the photo.
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Revision Rhinoplasties are more difficult then primary rhinoplasties, so make sure to find a Certified surgeon who is experienced in Revision procedures.
You said you don't want to change the overall appearance of you nose, but you may like it if the middle of the bridge of your nose was thinned a little to match the contour of the rest of the nose. Make sure that your surgeon is able to show you a digital mock up of what he or she plans to do, so you can see the thought process.
Revision Rhinoplasty Needed?
Breathing issues if present may be covered. External appearance issues will likely not be covered.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA