I had a rhinoplasty in 2008. My nose had a round tip that was slightly bulky. But the bone was straight. After my surgery. My nose was very asymmetrical and he did a revision after 6 months. It still is clearly crooked and very asymetrical. He then started injecting steriod shots into one side and told me it was uneven because of my face. It has been 4 years now. And every time I went in I was trying to be polite and he told me maybe more swelling to keep waiting it out. What should I do?
My nose is crooked after a rhinoplasty and my surgeon tried to blame it that my face. Can I have him redo it? (photo)
Doctor Answers 5
If you are experiencing issues with your current facial plastic surgeon, I would highly recommend seeing another one for a revision rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasties are one of the most intricate surgeries out there that take a lot of skill and precision. There are plenty of board-certified facial plastic surgeons who may be able to give you the results you want to achieve. I would recommend doing some research, looking at before and after pictures, and scheduling a few consultations to discuss your concerns and goals.
My nose is crooked after a rhinoplasty and my surgeon tried to blame it that my face. Can I have him redo it?
You could certainly return to your surgeon to ask about having this done.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Crooked nose after rhinoplasty
Yes, you definitely have a deviated nose to the right. This can happen but Injections will not help at this stage. You'll need revision surgery and suggest to get several opinions until you feel comfortable with the doctor.
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