Is a 2nd rhinoplasty going to help or make it worse? (photos)
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Although Redo Rhinoplasty is a more complex procedure- Improvements are possible.
Hello, thank you for your question and images.
Although I am limited by not examining the area, on the surface what you are describing is reasonably correctable. I would suggest that you find, and have a consultation with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon that is comfortable performing secondary, or redo procedures.
If your surgeon appreciates your goals, and feels comfortable with performing the secondary procedure based on prior experiences of the same nature, then you may find a different response.
Sergio P Maggi, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgery Center
I very much doubt your consult surgeon is correct
The "nodule" is probably just a folding of your left tip cartilage. Besides fixing that, your bridge could probably be narrowed, and the tip narrowed and elevated. See the Web reference link for a demonstration of those changes.
Remember that you absolutely must see a revision doctor's before and after photos before selecting a surgeon. Revision rhinoplasty is a difficult undertaking, and the great majority of rhinoplasty plastic surgeons cannot handle it.
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Is a 2nd rhinoplasty going to help or make it worse?
Anytime you are considering a revision rhinoplasty it is important to realize that the healing is a little less predictable because of scarring. Having said that, there are several techniques that can be used to help open up the area of collapse. Even with thin skin, there are methods that help to camouflage to some extent the irregularities. As long as you have realistic expectations and have specific goals you'd like accomplished (helping the area of collapse and the nodule), I think you would be likely to be pleased with what can be accomplished.
I would recommend you consult with a facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation of your nose and to determine if your goals are possible based on your anatomy and previous surgery.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Second rhinoplasty will it make it worse.
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