Is It Common to Have a Nose Tip Upturned After Rhinoplasty Surgery?
An upturned nose does not frequently occur after rhinoplasty surgery. In most instances, a surgeon dedicates significant time and resources to prepare for a nose job. This allows the surgeon to minimize risk and provide a patient with the best chance to achieve a nose that aligns with his or her cheeks, eyes and other facial features.
Despite a surgeon’s best efforts, a turned up nose may occur following a rhinoplasty. If a surgeon removes too much cartilage from a patient’s nose tip or septum during a rhinoplasty, the nose tip may turn upward. In this instance, additional surgery may be required to correct an upturned nose after rhinoplasty.
What to Expect During Revision Rhinoplasty for Upturned Nose
Revision nose surgery is usually performed to enhance a patient’s facial appearance after an initial rhinoplasty procedure did not deliver the desired results. If a patient experiences a turned up nose after an initial nose job, a revision rhinoplasty for an upturned nose may help correct this issue.
A revision rhinoplasty is a complex procedure, and as such, must be performed by a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery expert. Dr. Azizzadeh is certified in both head and neck surgery and facial and plastic reconstructive surgery, and he works closely with a patient to help him or her achieve the best results from a revision rhinoplasty for an upturned nose.
Dr. Azizzadeh's Approach to Revision Rhinoplasty for Upturned Nose
Initially, Dr. Azizzadeh meets with a patient to determine if he or she is eligible for a revision rhinoplasty for an upturned nose. The results of a primary rhinoplasty usually become transparent within about one to two years of the procedure. If a patient continues to cope with an upturned nose after a primary rhinoplasty, Dr. Azzizadeh can perform an evaluation to determine if he or she is a good candidate for a revision nose job.
With a patient evaluation, Dr. Azizzadeh reviews a patient’s nose and its impact on his or her facial appearance. Dr. Azizzadeh also assesses a patient’s medical history and any risk factors that can otherwise disqualify him or her from a revision rhinoplasty.
If Dr. Azizzadeh believes that a patient can safely correct an upturned nose with a revision rhinoplasty, he then develops a custom treatment plan. Finally, Dr. Azizzadeh executes this plan and ensures that his patient can achieve a nose that perfectly complements his or her facial features.
Explore Upturned Nose Treatment Options with Dr. Azizzadeh
Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to meet with a patient who is dealing with a turned up nose to discuss different treatment options. To schedule a free consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.