One year post Rhinoplasty op, trouble breathing & nose looks deformed. Any suggestions? (photos)
Doctor Answers 3
Depends on what you were looking for...
You have some irregularities, yes, but what precisely do you complain about? For example, I notice that the tip of your nose seems to droop, and maybe elevating the tip at the same time as addressing the asymmetries would make your much happier.
Can you define better *how* you would change your nose to make it more to your liking?
Thanks for your question. Your photos clearly show that you have a significant inverted V deformity and mid vault collapse and you will get a great result with a major revisional rhinoplasty with the addition of spreader grafts and repeat osteotomies with an open technique and an experienced surgeon
Thank you very much for posting so many good pictures.
I can understand your discomfort and I am sorry about this.
Starting from the upper edge: The bone has what we call "inverted V deformity" as you can see the edges against the skin.
The sidewalls of the bridge and the tip of the nose are collapsed and probably this is the reason why you do not breath well. The septum instead is still a bit prominent on the bridge and probably could be reduced.
The revision surgery will require osteotomies, cartilage grafts and possibly some shape improvements if you wish.
I would recommend to seek more than one opinion and ask your surgeons to show you plenty of before and after pictures.
I wish you the best of luck,