Can my Nose Be Fixed to Be Made Longer and Fuller/More Defined After a Bad Rhino Revision?

I had Rhinoplasty about 7years ago and ended up with a curve at the tip of my nose. I just had a revision 4 mos ago and my nose now looks so much worse than it did. The Dr. somehow shortened it and the tip now looks like a triangle with no nostril definition but the nostrils are now slightly turned up like that of a bull. Oh, and the tip is still curved! It looks awful and I'm devestated. Can this be corrected?

Doctor Answers 8

Revision to rebuild nose

One can certainly rebuild your nose to help improve the features you don't like - but you have to be OK with the idea of having a larger nose

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 221 reviews

Revision of Nasal Revision

At this time, my only recommendation is to wait another 6-9 months before deciding what do. Your nose can be improved by an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon. The specifics of your operation will be determined at that time. I'm sorry you had a poor result, but be patient.  

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Rhinoplasty revision

In severe cases of bad results early intervention is justifieble.


After so many revisions it may require extensive surgery, and lots of cost involved.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Revision Rhinoplasty


It is likely your issue may be improved, but difficult to give you any advice without seeing photos and/or performing an examination. If you wish, you may send any photos to my office and I would be happy to evaluate them for you. In addition, you may call to schedule a consultation. My contact information is listed in my profile. Thank you, and best of luck.

Dr. Nassif

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Revision Rhinoplasty is often more complex than meets the eye

Revision Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure. One of the most difficult parts is getting a nose straighter. Crooked cartilage sometimes dosen't't respond to standard techniques. However, tertiary revision can often be successful. IT is important to allow an entire year to heal from prior surgery then seek out a specialist in revision rhinoplasty.

Steven J. Pearlman, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 125 reviews

Revision Rhinoplasty is Complex

Revision rhinoplasty is challenging and requires an experienced and skillful surgeon. It is difficult to answer your question without seeing photos.  There are many maneuvers which can help you get an improved result. However, how much improvement and what it will take to get there is really specific to what your nose looks like. 

Good luck-  Dr. Karam

Amir M. Karam, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 114 reviews

Can my Nose Be Fixed to Be Made Longer and Fuller/More Defined After a Bad Rhino Revision?


With revision rhinoplasty, a detailed examination is paramount to making suggestions on surgical options.

With that said, if you post pictures for us to evaluate, we can give you a general idea of what would be necessary to revise your rhinoplasty again. 

Keep in mind that your swelling is still significantly altering the way that  your nose looks.  There are many subtle changes that will continue to occur over the next 6-8 months that may significantly change the way you precieve your nose.  Be patient, and if you are still unhappy with your results about 10 to 12 months after your revision, then you should begin to see some specialists in revision rhinoplasty.

Good Luck

Dr. Torkian - Lasky Clinic, Beverly Hills.

Behrooz Torkian, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Rhinoplasty revision

This is something that would need at least pictures to comment on.  Obviously a good physical would be important.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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