Is a drooping tip post rhinoplasty due to not enough cartilage removed or scar tissue formation? Can this be fixed? (Photo)
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Thanks for the question. Preop photos would be helpful for comparison. I does appear that you have some asymmetry of the columella with deviation to the left which is also resulting in some nostril size asymmetry. I do not recommend any revisions until one year postoperatively. I recommend seeing a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in revision rhinoplasties. It is imperative that you bring the following items to the consultation; preoperative photos, postoperative photos, and a copy of the operative report from the first surgery. This will help the surgeon to determine what is the best course of action.
Cause of Dropping Tip 1 Year Post Rhinoplasty
You do have an asymmetrical collapsed tip with a hanging columella but it is difficult to diagnose the cause without a full set of pictures as described on my website. I suspect there is a lack of tip support rather than too much cartilage or excessive scar tissue.
Rhinoplasty does sometimes need revision surgery. After a year a decision can be made regarding this.
It is difficult in your case to give an opinion. We should have pre-op photographs available in order to assess what has been accomplished and what might still need to be done.
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