Just had my second rhino/septoplasty. How common is it to have the nose go crooked again?
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Doctor Answers 3
Straight Nose Achieved!
Excellent news. Congratulations. One of the more challenging tasks for a rhinoplasty surgeon is to straighten a nose that has gone crooked after a previous rhinoplasty. Two things could make your nose become crooked once again- and they are not always predictable: rib graft warping and scar tissue. Hopefully, you will never encounter either of these and your nose will remain straight for the rest of your days. Try not to think about it and just enjoy your result!
There is a biological element to healing in rhinoplasty that can not be completely controlled by anyone. A good rhinoplasty does everything possible to try and make this favorable. It sounds like you found a great surgeon and have done the most you can to have a good result and avoid further deviation. Time will tell.
Congratulations! It is possible that the rib cartilage can warp a bit as it heals. It is difficult to predict. Best of luck.
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