Hanging columella. How hard is this to fix?
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It is not difficult to fix a hanging columella but with every revision surgery there is more scar tissue build up and that can lead to a poor result.
Fixing a hanging columella
It is a very straightforward repair to fix a hanging columella. The procedure involves removal of excess skin and cartilage from inside the nose along the columella. For more information and many examples of columella-plasty, please see the link and the video below
anjalika, it all depends on your exam; see an experienced facial plastic specialist with good photos. Make sure they have been doing only faces for decades. See the video and good luck!
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Thank you for your question.
It's very difficult to answer your question with any specifics without seeing any photos. The possibility and ease of revision will also depend on what was done in prior surgeries. In general, hanging columella can be repaired. However, it is critical to make sure that that is the actual problem, and that you're not dealing with alar retraction, as alar retraction is addressed with completely different maneuvers.
Consult with an experienced revision Rhinoplasty surgeon.
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