Can my columella be fixed from a bad lip lift? (photos)
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COLUMELLA AND LIP LIFT
Can my columella be fixed from a bad lip lift?
Thanks for your question.
It appears you had a rhinoplasty and a lip lift at the same time. This is not a common procedure for varying reasons.
A columellar suspension procedure is necessary to raise the columella into a more normal position. Unfortunately, this may further pull up on the center of your lip, altering the appearance of the lip and your smile.
I would recommend that you seek out a revision facial surgery specialist for your touch up work if your first surgeon lacks the experience.
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I would wait as long as a year to allow the maximum amount of relaxation of the pull before seeking a revision. Such a revision is essential a rope pull which would shorten the septal lining and septum which would retract the columella but may do so at the cost of further lifting the lip and may result in your lips not making contact at rest.
Dr. Peter A. Aldea
Lip lift complication.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
5 months post op, some advices:
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
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