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Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
Steven M. Denenberg, M.D.
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It is uncommon for an injured nose to require surgery within a few days of the accident.  It often works best to let the nose heal, let the swelling subside, and then a more exact determination of what needs to be done can be made.

A rhinoplasty on a nose that has been injured in an accident is more difficult than a rhinoplasty on a nose that has never been injured.


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Questioner: Asymmetry & hanging columella. Interests: Tim Woolford, Julian De Silva, Julian Rowe Jones, Lucian Ion
I am 7 yrs post primary rhinoplasty. I was looking for my slight bump amd bulbous tip to be addressed. Immediately after my cast was removed 1 wk after my op, it was clear I had been left with an asymmetrical and hanging collumella (my natural nose did not have this). Its been 7 yrs & I'd like revision. My main concern is my hanging & aysemetric collumella, I feel my tip is bulbous in comparison to my thin bridge with large projection. I have very thick, oily skin with large pores on my nose.
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: It's more than just the columella
Hi,
It's not just that the columella is hanging, because your columella protrudes downward only a millimeter or two down beyond your nostril edges.

It's that the entire tip of your nose is low, the nose is very long, and best would be to raise the tip, much more than just elevating the columella. 

You are correct that the tip is somewhat wide, too.

See the first patient in the attached video -- she has a nose with some similarities to yours.

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