What to Do If You Have Had a Bad Rhinoplasty?

What to Do If You Have Had a Bad Rhinoplasty?

What to Do If You Have Had a Bad Rhinoplasty?

What to Do If You Have Had a Bad Rhinoplasty?

The nose is a defining facial feature and impossible to hide, so it is of little surprise that rhinoplasty surgery, which seeks to alter and improve the appearance of the nose is so common. However, as the central feature of our face, if rhinoplasty goes wrong, it can have disastrous consequences for your confidence in the way that you look. If you have had a bad rhinoplasty, you’ll want to seek help to correct your nose.

What is a ‘bad’ rhinoplasty?

So, what exactly makes a bad rhinoplasty? In most cases, the success or failure of rhinoplasty comes down to two things – symmetry and proportions. Getting either of these incorrect can cause a nose to look out of place with the rest of the face. In fact, even a structurally symmetrical nose achieved through rhinoplasty can be considered a poor job if it is out of proportion with other facial features by being too large or small.


Every patient is different and so it is impossible to say precisely what constitutes a bad rhinoplasty for each individual. However, some examples of poor cosmetic results include:


  • A bridge that is too high or too low

  • A nose tip that is overly rotated or not rotated enough

  • Nostrils appear too large

  • Nostrils are too small

  • A pinched look


In some instances, the changes that are made during rhinoplasty can even affect a patient’s breathing. This is particularly common if the nose has been made smaller or the septum, which is the area of cartilage between the nostrils, has been altered.

What can I do if I have had a bad rhinoplasty?

Unfortunately, revision rhinoplasty is very common with around 10% of rhinoplasties resulting in patients seeking further procedures to correct the appearance of their nose. If you have had a bad rhinoplasty and are unhappy with the results, you will need to schedule an appointment with a specialist revision surgeon. This is because the treatment of patients who have previously undergone rhinoplasty is challenging as your surgeon will need to make the greatest improvements possible while still minimizing scarring. Surgeons will also need to ensure that patients have realistic expectations as to the degree of changes that can be made.

How can I avoid a bad rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is well known as being one of the trickiest types of cosmetic surgery to perform. As such, it is absolutely essential that you spend time carrying out extensive research to find the right cosmetic surgeon for the task of transforming your nose. There are lots of different elements to consider when choosing the right rhinoplasty surgeon. In addition to checking out where they completed their education and training you should also look at:


  • How many of the cosmetic surgeries they perform are rhinoplasties? The higher the percentage, the more experience they will have.

  • Examples of the rhinoplasties that they have completed. Any reputable and accomplished surgeon will be happy to showcase their work and should have an extensive portfolio to share with you.

  • Excellent reviews and recommendations from previous patients.

  • Board certification, which means that they will have met the superior standards required to gain certification.

  • A willingness to meet with you, discuss your rhinoplasty at length, and comprehensively answer any questions that you have.


If you believe that you have had a bad rhinoplasty and would like advice on what you can do to resolve your situation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert cosmetic surgery team.  


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