Sep
2013

Q&A: I am considering having a revision rhinoplasty. But I am afraid my nose might look worse.

Ask A Doctor Question: 

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

Answer: 

George R. Valentini, MD, FACS - LocateADoc.com

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
Hopkinsville, KY

Answer: 

Ayman Shahine, MD, FACS, FACOG, FICS, MACS, FISCG - LocateADoc.com

Hi,
 
You may first try non surgical rhinoplasty using fillers which is minimally invasive and reversible.

--Ayman Shahine, MD, FACS, FACOG, FICS, MACS, FISCG
Brooklyn, NY

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