What do you think has happened to my nose? Can this be easily fixed? What has caused this? (Photo)
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Rhinoplasty / Contour Imperfection / Kenalog
To achieve a perfect profile in rhinoplasty is a challenging task. To do so, a surgeon must remove just the right amount of bone and/or cartilage from the nose while simultaneously judging the thickness of the skin and allowing for any intra-operative swelling. The small dip in your nose is likely from a slight over-resection of cartilage, or from focal thinning of the skin. If the skin has thinned from steroid, it often "rebounds" over a period of weeks to months. (The dip appears too low to be an inverted-V deformity). If you remain dissatisfied with your appearance there are a variety of solutions you can discuss with your doctor including filler, and soft tissue/crushed cartilage grafts. Best wishes.
What do you think has happened to my nose? Can this be easily fixed? What has caused this?
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The dip or contour defect you mention is most apparent on the bottom left photo. Without examining you, it is difficult to say exactly what is going on (ie is the underlying cartilage even?) although steroids can cause tissue thinning. A fat graft may provide a more permanent solution particularly if you were pleased with the results of the filler.
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Steroids can cause scar atrophy and tissue atrophy.
To know what is going on with your nose, return to see your surgeon at your next visit and convey your concerns.
Overall, you have great improvement in the size and shape of your nose.
I hope this helps.
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