Question: I had a nose surgery to remove a hump on my nose. The results were initially good but then one side seems to have collapsed. Why did this happen and what needs to be done to fix this?
Answer: It is important while assessing rhinoplasty surgery to look at the long term results. The nose frequently heals for up to one year after a surgical procedure. Therefore, occasionally the nose may look good initially but when healing takes place over the year issues which were not properly supported may then change. It is important to understand that the nose is not just an aesthetic unit but also plays an important role in breathing. It is very important that the surgeon performing your septorhinoplasty procedure has a very sound knowledge of the anatomy and function of the nose and how to make sure that the nasal valves are preserved during surgery.