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Common Signs of a Bad Nose Job

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A nose job, or rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery, is a transformative procedure that can significantly impact your facial appearance and self-confidence. While many nose jobs are successful, there are instances where the results fall below expectations. Recognising the signs of a poorly executed nose job is crucial for individuals considering the procedure or those who have already undergone it.

In this article, we’ll explore the common signs of a bad nose job and shed light on how to identify them.

What are the indications of a bad rhinoplasty?

  1. Low Bridge (Scooped Profile)

One of the critical signs of a suboptimal nose job is a bridge that appears too low or has a scooped profile. This can result from imprecise surgical techniques or excessive tissue removal. A lowered bridge can adversely affect the overall aesthetic balance of the face and, in severe cases, lead to a collapsed nasal structure.

  1. Pinched Nose

A nose that looks pinched or has overly narrow nostrils can indicate a poorly executed rhinoplasty. This distortion not only affects appearance but can also obstruct airflow, leading to breathing difficulties.

  1. Excessive Upward Rotation

An upturned nose with excessive rotation can create an unnatural appearance that doesn’t harmonise with the rest of the facial features. While some initial swelling may lead to temporary distortion, a persistent upturned nose indicates the need for revision surgery.

  1. Polly Beak Deformity

The presence of a Polly beak deformity, where the area above the tip of the nose appears excessively full, can result from inadequate cartilage removal or incorrect reshaping. This deformity can hinder breathing and cause cosmetic concerns.

  1. Nasal Tip and Bridge Disproportion

A skilled surgeon ensures that the nasal tip is slightly wider than the bridge, creating an aesthetically pleasing appearance. A nose job that fails to maintain this proportion can lead to an unnatural look.

  1. Wide or Asymmetrical Nostrils

The prominence of the nostrils makes any discrepancies highly noticeable. Wide or asymmetrical nostrils are telltale signs of a poorly executed rhinoplasty, underscoring the importance of precise surgical technique and a strong aesthetic sense.

  1. Lack of Proportion to Other Facial Features

A successful rhinoplasty aims for facial harmony by ensuring that the nose blends seamlessly with other features. An ill-proportioned nose can disrupt overall balance and appearance.

  1. Breathing Difficulties

One of the most critical signs of a bad nose job is difficulty breathing. A rhinoplasty should not impair the functionality of the nose. If breathing issues arise post-surgery, it indicates potential errors in surgical technique.

Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Sydney

In cases where the results of a nose job are unsatisfactory, the option of revision rhinoplasty comes into play. Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary procedure performed to address issues resulting from a previous nose job. This specialised surgery requires the expertise of a skilled surgeon to rectify the shortcomings of the initial procedure and provide patients with the natural-looking and harmonious results they originally desired.

Dr Jack Zoumaras is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with renowned expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Trained in prestigious institutions in New York and Paris, his commitment to natural results and personalised care has solidified his reputation. Collaborating closely with patients to achieve shared aesthetic goals, his precision and compassionate approach consistently yield exceptional outcomes, embodying the essence of a world-trained plastic surgeon.

For more information and to discuss your options regarding rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty, feel free to contact and schedule a consultation with Artiste Plastic Surgery in Sydney.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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