I’m a 23 year old man and I got a primary rhinoplasty eleven months ago. My tip now looks asymmetrical, but I think the reason is that with the other problems present in my nose, we did not catch the asymmetry. Now that my nose looks good, I think the problem is presenting itself. Should I get another rhinoplasty to fix this little flaw that wasn’t there before my primary surgery?
A recent study was performed on the motivation behind patients seeking revision rhinoplasty. The number one reason for this was because of tip asymmetry. In counseling my patients who are seeking revision rhinoplasty surgery, when the defect seems to be very slight, I always ask them how much it bothers them. If the defect is significant, I do not press them for their motivation for revision rhinoplasty because it should be fairly obvious. In minor abnormalities, the decision for revision rhinoplasty is left up to the patient.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld