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Does surgeon break your nose during rhinoplasty?

Does surgeon break your nose during rhinoplasty?

Usually: Depending on the needs of the rhinoplasty the nasal bones may have to be narrowed ie. Bones will be fractured enabling the surgeon to decrease the width of the nasal bridge. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sherris
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Rhinoplasty (Definition)

Rhinoplasty is the surgical altering of the nose either for cosmetic ...Read more


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During surgery of rhinoplasty, are there any indications to the surgeon that a previous rhinoplasty was performed? Specifically, on the tip of nose.

During surgery of rhinoplasty, are there any indications to the surgeon that a previous rhinoplasty was performed? Specifically, on the tip of nose.

Yes: The dissection for rhinoplasty is quite different for patients who have had previous surgery. It is extremely important to let your physician know if you had a previous rhinoplasty as the surgery must be planned accordingly. You should not have any hesitation to give an honest history if you have a previous surgery. ...Read more

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Rhinoplasty: is shaving the nose bridge bone a proper way to narrow the nose instead of breaking the bone? I was told by a surgeon this was correct.

Rhinoplasty: is shaving the nose bridge bone a proper way to narrow the nose instead of breaking the bone?  I was told by a surgeon this was correct.

No: This will not narrow the nose but reduce any hump that you may have. Narrowing the bridge of the nose will require osteotomies (breaking the bone). ...Read more

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Do i need a revision rhinoplasty if my nose is still stuffy one year after my first rhinoplasty? My surgeon kept telling me to be patient and the stuffiness would go away. Now it's been a year, so i'm thinking it's not going away and i need a revision rhi

Perhaps: Most internal swelling has resolved by one year after rhinoplasty. There may be other causes unrelated to the surgery which may cause nasal obstruction. See a board certified facial plastic surgeon for a second opinion, as he/she has training and expertise in both the cosmetic and functional aspects of the nose. ...Read more

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Could my nose look worse after revision rhinoplasty? My surgeon did an ok job with my rhinoplasty, but it's not really how i wanted it. I'm considering a revision rhinoplasty, but i'm worried it'll make it look worse. .

Could my nose look worse after revision rhinoplasty? My surgeon did an ok job with my rhinoplasty, but it's not really how i wanted it. I'm considering a revision rhinoplasty, but i'm worried it'll make it look worse. 

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Convey expectations: Rhinoplasty can have a 15-20% revision rate. Discuss with your plastic surgeon what the risks and benefits of revisional surgery will be and you can then make a decision appropriate for you. You have to let the surgeon know what bothers you and what your expectations are and s/he can let you know whether your expectations are realistic and achievable or not. ...Read more

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How many surgeons should I consult before scheduling a revision rhinoplasty? I am discussing with my family the possibility of a revision rhinoplasty following an unsuccessful nose job. The nasal bridge seems too wide and i don't like the way it looks. I

Revision rhinoplasty: Choosing a revision rhinoplasty surgeon can at the outset seem like a daunting task. It's important to choose a list of potential surgeons critically before narrowing down the ones to consult with based on board-certification, training, credentials, patient reviews, before/after pictures, etc. I would recommend a minimum of 3 consultations, and a maximum of as many as it takes to feel comfortabl. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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