Hanging Columella Reduction Change the Profile?

I had rhinoplasty 5 years ago andi have a hanging columella that im looking to get fixed. Im happy with everything, but the columella just comes to low. my question is can i get it reduced (pulled back) and still keep the shape of the tip that i see from the profile view. Like, i want the same tip just pushed back, if this makes any sense. because if hes going to have to shape it again im worried it could come out worse. Thank you

Doctor Answers 6

Isolated hanging columella repair

Yes, a hanging columella should be able to be repaired without having to change the rest of the tip. Check out my link below for details on hanging columella repair.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Correction of Hanging Columella

A hanging columella can be fixed without making other changes to the tip or profile.. An experienced surgeon can explain your alternatives.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hanging Columella Repair After Rhinoplasty

A hanging columella can easily be repaired without changing the shape of the tip of your nose.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Columella reduction

Without an exam it is very difficult to evaluate what you are asking.  Go for a consultation to be properly evaluated.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Hanging columella surgery can be done several ways.

Hanging columella surgery can be done several ways. This can be done under local anesthesia if that is the only porblem. See an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon for the best result.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Revision Rhinoplasty

 Dear Jess,

A consultation with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon will help answer your questions. It is possible to fix the columella without altering the tip in the hands of an experienced surgeon. Without a direct examination and consultation it is difficult to know exactly what you desire for your aesthetic changes. I would see a few surgeons for their expert opinions and then weigh your pros and cons after direct examination. Best regards and thank you for your inquiry! Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 208 reviews

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