Revision rhinoplasty – is more definition achievable between the tip and nasal wings?

Q: I had a rhinoplasty (narrowed tip, increased projection with ear cartilage), but am still a bit unhappy about the bulkiness of my nose. I have super thick skin, so I was wondering if it was even possible to be able to achieve definition between the nasal tip and the wings of my nose? I’m not sure if it makes sense, but my nose looks quite defined in the dark, but otherwise can look extremely thick and wide in normal light.

A: Especially when seeking maximal tip refinement during Asian rhinoplasty in patients with thick skin, sometimes additional structural support is needed to achieve the projection and definition necessary to get the most refinement.

It would be possible to achieve further refinement with rib cartilage as opposed to the septal cartilage and ear cartilage, which was used for your primary surgery.  Your nose will continue to change as it heals, so it is important to allow full healing before considering revision surgery.

About Donald B. Yoo, M.D.

Dr. Yoo is a board-certified surgeon, fellowship trained in facial plastic surgery with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery (including blepharoplasty and facelift), and Asian cosmetic surgery (including Asian rhinoplasty and Asian blepharoplasty/Asian eyelid surgery). His office is located at: 120 S Spalding Dr Suite 315, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, 310-275-2467.
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