Nose Detached After Rhinoplasty?

I had rhinoplasty in 1999, about a yr ago I felt a dent by the upper part of my nose. I went to the doctors for answers? He asked when did I broke my nose? I told him never. He said it feels like they didn't put enough cartilage to secure my nose. If I push the bottom of my nose up it is smooth all thew way down the center, but when I let go & u feel down the center it feels like there is a dent or like it detached. Now I am in severe pain & it only feels better & breathe better by taping it up.

Doctor Answers 3

"Detached Nose after Rhinoplasty

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Pain is never normal 11 years after nasal surgery. See an rhinoplasty specialist to determine if there is separation or loss in the nasal bones or cartilages. Tape is not the answer.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

Cartilagenous - Bony Seperation

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
It sounds like the bony-cartilaginous junction in the dorsum of your nose has separated. It is also possible that you had too much cartilage removed. You may need a revision rhinoplasty.

Nose "detached" after rhinoplasty.

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

You should not be having any pain at all. You should see an ENT surgeon in your area for evaluation.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.