The American Society of Plastic Surgeons defines rhinoplasty as a type of surgical procedure that alters the appearance and functions of your nose. Statistics show that about 220,000 nose jobs are performed in the United States annually. This makes rhinoplasty one of the most common cosmetic procedures done in the facial area. If it is successful, this procedure can improve your health and your life. On the other hand, a bad rhinoplasty can be devastating, especially to your esteem and bank account. If you want to recognize the signs of a bad rhinoplasty, here’s what you should know.
Very Low Nose Bridge
A surgeon with little experience may have taken off too much of your nasal bone and cartilage. An excessive amount of tissue was removed from the inside of your nose. The lack of internal supporting structure caused your nose to cave in and collapse.
Everybody will know that you just had a nose job if they see that your nose does not appear to belong to your face. Your nose may be smaller or larger than it was originally. Ask an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon to return the proportionate size of your nose.
Your surgeon might have taken too much internal nostril tissue from the outer part of your nostrils. There might have been too much cartilage taken as well. This narrows your nose and nostrils too much, resulting in slits rather than round holes.
Tip of the Nose Is Too High
This is the result of a nose that was shortened excessively. Your surgeon may have removed an excessive amount of tissue from your nose tip in an attempt to raise your entire nose. The resulting image is a “pig snout.” You may experience this temporarily as a result of post-surgery swelling. It usually disappears after a few weeks. Yet, if this is the long-term outcome of your rhinoplasty, it will be difficult to find someone to correct it.
Difficulty of Breathing
If you find it more difficult to breathe after your nose job, then there is a problem. This type of issue is a common outcome in reductive rhinoplasty. Make sure you find a reputable surgeon who can give you proper external and internal nasal passages after the procedure.
Bridge and Tip of the Nose Are of the Same Width
Your surgeon might have disregarded the fact that the tip of your nose should be a bit wider than your nose bridge. The original widths of these sections should have been untouched during your surgery.
Incorrect Size of Nostrils
If you notice that your nostrils are either too big or too small, then your surgeon may have shortened your nose. Your surgeon could have also missed the wide floor of your nostrils and did not shorten them.
A bad rhinoplasty can be prevented if your surgeon has an exceptional sense of balance and aesthetics. Here at Texas Plastic Surgery, we always make sure that we focus on the safety, health, and well-being of our patients as we focus on their cosmetic goals. Please visit our clinic in San Antonio, Texas, for an in-person consultation. You can also call us at 210-981-4490 for appointment scheduling or inquiries about our rhinoplasty packages.