Question: How are problems with the nasal tip corrected with revision rhinoplasty?
Answer: Quite often the patient is not happy with the tip of the nose after a rhinoplasty surgery. This is a common reason for a patient desiring to have some revision surgery done. The nose must be carefully examined to see what is the problem, what is the aspect of the nose and the nasal tip that the patient is not happy with and can this be improved with surgery. Frequently, it is not until the nose is operated on and the surgeon can directly look at the tissues that an accurate diagnosis can be made as to exactly what the problem is and how to best correct it. Based on the diagnosis, surgical techniques are used to correct the nose. In general, cartilage tissue or tissue from other parts of the body can be used to form grafts to help to reshape the nose as well as using sutures which can be used to reshape the nose.