Question: I had a disastrous nose job last year. I am so embarrassed by my nose now that I have practically become a hermit because of it. I suffer from bouts of depression but I am ready to try to fix it. The tip of the nose projects too far forward and downward and the nose looks crooked. Do you think that this can be fixed given that there is probably scar tissue in my nose? Is the revision surgery more difficult than the original rhinoplasty?
Answer: Revision rhinoplasty can be very challenging and is best performed by an experienced plastic surgeon who can evaluate the specific deformities present as well as the plan for correction. Adjustments to the nasal tip and straightening of the nose are possible. There will be scar tissue from the previous surgery to take into account, and this often makes the revision surgery more difficult that the original procedure.