I had Rhinoplasty surgery 4 years ago. The surgeon pulled the tip of my nose down and narrowed the bridge. Now the tip of my nose has a small spot that blanches when I smile because the cartilage there is pointy and hard at the tip. Is there a way to correct this without having to undergo open Rhinoplasty again?
The Tip of my Nose Blanches when I Smile Post Rhinoplasty. Is There a Way to Correct This?
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Skin Blanching after rhinoplasty
From your description it sounds like the skin is not blanching, but cartilage underneath may be translucent when the skin stretches as you smile. This could be from the skin being too thin, a pointy piece of cartilage, or both.
Treatment? you may need a minor tip revision, to re-orient the cartilage if that is the case, and the skin is healthy.
Seek out an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon.
Best of luck,
Pointy cartilage in nasal tip
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