how much longer can a surgeon realistically lengthen your tip in a revision rhino
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As long as you skin is healthy (able to stretch) and you are willing to undergo grafting from ear and/or rib then considerable lengthening is possible
Lengthening the tip of the nose
This is difficult to estimate and depends on the structure of the nose as well as the piablitiy of the soft tissue envelope and its ability to stretch.
Limit of lengthening nasal tip
Lengthening the tip of the nose during a revision rhinoplasty procedure is very, very difficult. With tip lengthening inadvertent rotation can occur. There are many tip grafting techniques, but no more than 2-4 mm can be lengthened in the nasal tip before distortions occur.
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Your tip can be lengthened with grafts of various lengths in different positions. Does your tip need to be lengthened or repositioned - these are two very different problems? See an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon.
Nasal tip lengthening can be accomplished with different grafts. As ofr how much length can be achieved it is hard to say without an exam. It also depends upon your soft tissue coverage and how elastic it is.
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