Am I a candidate for a bullhorn liplift after 2 open Rhinoplasties? (photos)
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The "bullhorn" lip lift is very effective and can look quite good, but you certainly risk a visible scar. I would not recommend doing the "bullhorn" lip lift at the same time as a revision open rhinoplasty as the piece of columellar skin between the lip lift incision and rhinoplasty incision could die. If you wait for at least several months after any columellar incisions, it should be reasonably safe. It would be safer to do at the same time as an endonasal (closed) rhinoplasty.
If you are doing a 3rd rhinoplasty, you want this to be your last. You should keep things as simple as possible that day, and do the lip lift several months before or after. Best of luck.
Samir Shureih MD. FACS.