I am not satisfied with my nose job. Bridge is too narrow and tip is still droopy. My question is, 1) What can be done to my tip for revision? Just lifting OR lifting + trimming cartilages 2) For my tip to be lifted, will my bridge needs to be shortened? Since the bridge and tip are connected... Just lifting the tip seems like wont work and it'll drop to where it was before since the bridge is long... Am I right?
Revision rhinoplasty - tip lifting? (photo)
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Revision rhinoplasty - tip lifting?
I would recommend that you not try to analyze the problems with your nose and methods for correction. I can say that there are multiple techniques to address your concerns.
Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Your Revision Rhinoplasty Should Be Done Very Conservatively
Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Author, SECRETS OF A BEVERLY HILLS COSMETIC SURGEON
Author, THE ESSENTIAL COSMETIC SURGERY COMPANION
Rhinoplasty is a very difficult endeavor and its best to look for a very experienced revision rhinoplasty specialist for best results. A full set of quality pictures would be needed to given any specifics upon what may need to be done regarding this nose. Reverse osteotomies will widen a narrow bridge, while lifting the tip is performed with a variety of techniques such as shortening the caudal septum and tip suturing techniques of the lower lateral cartilages. Virtual rhinoplasty software is available on the link below along with our rhinoplasty photo gallery to get an idea of what can be accomplished
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