I had a primary rhinoplasty done over a year ago but the results are MUCH too subtle for my liking (most likely due to my thicker skin). I consulted with another doctor who more or less told me he could squeeze the cartilages more tightly together and insert a tip graft to achieve a more triangular tip effect. He told in the ideal situation, he could achieve 20% improvement. Although that seems realistic to me, I'm afraid. How likely do you think the revision would make my nose more bulbous?
Could Revision Rhinoplasty Unintentionally Augment Bulbous Tip?
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Revision Rhinoplasty and Bulbous Tip
It all depends on how bulbous your tip is now vs before the first surgery. You could have improvement with a revision so long as the surgeon is confident he/she can reduce the bulbous nature of your tip. However, a revision can introduce more scar tissue making your tip even more bulbous. Its very difficult to say without seeing what you look like now.
Revision rhinoplasy causing a more bulbous tip
It's pretty unlikely that revision rhinoplasty surgery using the techniques your most recent consultation suggested would lead to a more bulbous tip. I've not seen your nose, obviously, but you may want to avoid over doing the narrowing as this can lead to a too pinched nose instead.
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