I've had 2 rhinoplasty surgeries. My tip is now too close to my face and lacks projection. This was not what I wanted and I'm very concerned. Can projection of the nose be restored after 2 surgeries? How long should I wait after surgery? My 2nd surgery was an open procedure.
Tip Too Flat After Rhinoplasty Revision?
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Tip too flat after a revision rhinoplasty?
It is possible to add projection to the nose with a revision rhinoplasty. I would recommend waiting at least one year before having a revision performed. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
Flat-tip revision rhinoplasty
It is important ascertain what procedures on the tip of the nose had been performed in the past. It is best to obtain the operative records of your 2 previous surgeries to know what can be done in the future. Tip suturing techniques and cartilage grafting techniques including a cartilaginous strut, can all be considered to improve the projection of the tip. Computer imaging can also help during the consultation process with your rhinoplasty surgeon
Web reference: http://seattle-rhinoplasty.com
Increasing projection with revision rhinoplasty
Most likely a revision surgery could increase the projection of your tip, though pictures or an in-person evaluation would be necessary to determine the amount that is possible.
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Elongating a short nose
It sounds like you may need projection as well as length to your nose. This can be done with cartilage strut grafts and cartilage extension grafts. The revision surgery can be performed after 6 months from the last surgery.
Web reference: http://rhinoplastysurgeonnewyork.com
Tip projection and revision
Without seeing photos and knowing what was done before are important to determine what could be done for you.
Unhappy with rhinoplasty
It is impossible to advise you of this without seeing photos. It is in your best interest to discuss this in person with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty or speak with your PS and let them know you are unhappy with your results.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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