Reasons for Rhinoplasty Revision
Below, we have included the more common reasons patients come to Dr. Tandon for a nose job revision:
Polly Beak Deformity
This refers to the fullness of the nasal bridge after a primary Rhinoplasty that is a little higher above the tip, giving your nose a “parrot beak” appearance. It usually occurs when your nose fails to maintain adequate tip support, which results in a droopy tip, inadequate cartilage hump removal, or from scar formation.
Some patients may have Persistent Hump Deformity (occur at the upper nasal bridge, middle nasal bridge, or tip of the nose) or bony vault deviations.
Collapsed/Pinched Nasal Tip
A collapsed or pinched nasal tip can result if too much cartilage of the nasal tip is removed, creating the pinched look as well as nasal obstruction.
Bossae is the knuckling of the nasal tip cartilage that can occur with healing forces acting on weakened cartilage. Patients with thin skin are more often at risk of this deformity.
The Alar (a.k.a. nostril rim) retraction can occur during healing if the tip cartilages are weakened or not reinforced, resulting in excessively pulling up the nostril rim and tip asymmetry.