Q&A: I am considering having a revision rhinoplasty. But I am afraid my nose might look worse.
posted on 9/3/2013
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I have had a rhinoplasty, and I am unsatisfied with the results. My nostrils are uneven, and the bridge of nose is also uneven(one side is flatter than the other). I am considering having a revision rhinoplasty. But I am afraid my nose might look worse. What would you suggest?- Desiree
Secondary Rhinoplasties are always challenging! In the hands of a capable plastic surgeon who is familiar with this type of procedure it is possible to achieve excellent results. Depending on the deformities discovered during a thorough assessment of the nose various approaches should be available to the well trained surgeon. Sometimes it is necessary to use an open rhinoplasty technique to get a better visualization of the bones and cartilages of the nose. At any rate, make sure you consult with a plastic surgeon who has a wide experience in this field.
--George R. Valentini, MD, FACS
--Ayman Shahine, MD, FACS, FACOG, FICS, MACS, FISCG
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