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Revision Problems

A brief overview.

Short Nose

An overly upturned or short nose is one of the common revision rhinoplasty problems. A short nose will often appear too upturned, even 'snout-like' and will show too much of the nostrils. A short nose will often have a fake or overly 'done' look and may make the face appear somewhat child-like. Short noses can also have functional (breathing) problems. . . . read more.

Crooked Nose

A crooked, asymmetric, or twisted nose is a very common revision rhinoplasty problem. Crooked noses will sometimes appear more so in photographs or when smiling. A crooked nose will typically also have two different profiles (i.e. the right profile and the left profile are different). The nose may have crooked bridge, crooked tip, crooked nostrils, or a combination of all. Crooked noses often also have functional (breathing problems) in addition to the cosmetic problems. . . . read more.

Polly Beak Deformity

The pollybeak deformity is also known as the polly beak deformity, parrot beak deformity, or supratip deformity and is one of the common revision rhinoplasty problems. As the name implies, the pollybeak deformity gives a 'parrot-beak' shape to the profile of the nose. In profile, there is a hump-like fullness and heaviness just above the tip and the upper part of the ridge appears scooped. Pollybeak noses can at times have functional (breathing) problems. . . . read more.

Septal deviation

A deviated septum (also known as septal deviation) is an anatomical abnormality inside the nose. The septum is a partition that divides the nose into two separate passages. If the septum is deviated it means that it has areas of abnormal angulations and curvatures that obstruct one or both sides of the nasal passage. In revision rhinoplasty, a deviated septum, if present, can be problematic for two reasons. The first is that a deviated septum can cause significant nasal airway obstruction and needs to be properly addressed at the same time as revision rhinoplasty. The second problem is that if the nose is crooked, the deviated septum is often a contributing factor and should be corrected to improve nose asymmetry. . . . read more.

Nasal valve collapse

Nasal valve collapse (also known as nasal valve stenosis) is an anatomical abnormality involving the side walls the nose. When there is weakening and collapse of the nasal valves the side walls of the nose tend to cave in (collapse) when a deep breath is taken through the nose. Typically the reason for nasal valve collapse is that there is inadequate structural support (i.e. cartilage) in the side walls of the nose or that the cartilage is not shaped in the ideal way to keep the nasal passages open. Although nasal valve collapse is often seen together with a deviated septum, the septum may not need to be deviated for nasal valve collapse to be present. In revision rhinoplasty, nasal valve collapse is seen in situations where too much cartilage was removed at the time of the initial rhinoplasty. . . . read more.

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