Can Wideness of the Tip After Rhinoplasty Caused by Loss of Septal Support Be Reversed Back?

Can wideness and bulbousity that wasn't present before a primary rhinoplasty, but occured because of loss of tip/septal support be reversed? Can the original width of the tip be brought back with revision rhinoplasty?

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Revision Rhinoplasty for Tip Projection

Absolutely yes.  In fact, it is the establishment of adequate tip projection -  usually with the placement of a columellar strut - that is the cornerstone and foundation of achieving an aesthetic result in cases such as this.  While sometime more challenging in a revision procedure, as long as there is some
cartilage to utilize -  either from the septum or ear -  the tip can be
properly projected.


Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Revision rhinoplasty

 Without the pictures is impossible to give an opinion on whether or not restoration of the original tip can be performed. Its important to have pre-and postoperative photographs, the operative records, and realistic expectations prior to undergoing a revision rhinoplasty. Also important to wait at least a year before embarking on another rhinoplasty. Examination  andconsultation will determine amount of cartilage left for structural support in the nose.

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Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Tip after rhinoplasty

The nasal tip is the last area to heal after a rhinoplasty.  Without photos and an exam it's hard to tell what things are possible for you.  In general I would reccomend waiting a year to see how the tip will turn out.  The septum doesnt have a lot to do with width.  Best. Dr K

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