Do I have a retracted columella? 3 months post-op open rhinoplasty. (photos)
Doctor Answers 3
The columella is not retracted but the columella close to the tip of the nose is slightly lower than the columella close to your face. This inequality casts a small shadow making the columella appear retracted proximally. Correction is relatively minor.
Post surgery concerns
Thanks for your question. It is difficult to tell solely from a photograph whether or not your columella will be retracted. You are still in the early stages of scar development which ultimately shapes the lower portions of the nose. Though you should discuss your concerns with your surgeon, I think your nose is still in the healing stages. Please be patient.
Is columella retracted?
The columella shown on the picture above is not retracted. A retracted columella is one that cannot be seen on profile or one that "hides" in the profile view.