After an unsatisfactory rhinoplasty, it's important to wait an entire year
before attempting a revision. The nose heals by making scar tissue under
the skin, and with time that scar starts to soften. After one year, the
scar has softened enough to allow a competent surgeon to risk going back inside
to take a look and see what can be done.
If a revision attempt is made too early, even to try for only a small change,
the firm scar will block the surgeon's efforts, and further inadvertent damage
to the appearance of the nose can result.
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Is There Any Kind of Procedure for my Kind of Nose?
Theres a bit of cartilage at the base of my nose under my top lip which makes my nose and my profile longer (pic 1&3) Can anything be done about this? I think its because of this cartilage which runs from the columella to my bone which cause my nose to be pinocchio-esque. The Nasofrontal Angle is rather small around 100 degrees and in (2) you can see that the alar base is not in-line with columella base, its rather lower. From the front this makes my nostrils more pronounced (4).
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Your nose mainly requires deprojection, bringing the tip back closer to the face
You have a strongly projecting tip, and otherwise many attractive features to your nose. Respectfully, I don't think it's the bone at the base of the nose that makes the tip projecting -- that bone is only rarely the culprit. It's almost always the length and strength of the lateral crura of the tip cartilages that provide the support and strength to overproject the tip. I made a morph to show what your nose can look like after surgery. You need a surgeon who can prove to you that he is expert in deprojecting noses; many, if not most, of the revisions that I perform relate to deprojecting noses that were inadequately projected during the primary operation.
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