What Do You Recommend For My Revisional Rhinoplasty?

Q: Dr. Eppley I am interested in revisional surgery. Over a year ago I had a rhinoplasty done. While there have been some improvements, there are numerous features about it of which I am not happy. I would like tip size reduced/refined to reduce the overall size. I might be intereted in some more narrowing of the bridge depending on upon complexity and down-time. I have attached some pictures for you to review of where I am now.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. I can tell by the appearance of your nose and your description that you have had prior rhinoplasty surgery. Based on your desires, I see an upper third (bridge area) which can be further narrowed by osteotomies, an indentation of the right osteo-cartilaginous junction between the right nasal bone and right upper lateral cartilage, and a tip that is a little too wide and with a slight amount of over-projection. The nose has a fairly good dorsal profile and tip rotation. (nasolabial angle) These are features that you don’t want to change. For a revisional rhinoplasty, I would do low lateral narrowing osteotomies for the bridge small cartilage graft for the right upper middle vault indentation, and tip shortening and narrowing. This would be done through an open rhinoplasty which I assume is how your first rhinoplasty was done. I have attached come projected imaging. Since it has been over a year since your first rhinoplasty it is reasonable to critique the result and consider any revisional rhinoplasty at this time.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana