Can my columella be fixed from a bad lip lift? (photos)
Botox Price Calculator
What would you like to change?
Enter your info to request custom estimates from three local providers.
These providers will send a more accurate price based on your needs.
Doctor Answers 7
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.
You might also like...
Lip Lift Complication
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.-
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.