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bbgemini
Charlotte, NC

 
Photos: Is this a collapse? (Valve, midvault, etc) Primary Rhino, Open, 5 weeks ago
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I didn't want my bridge narrowed, just some cartilage knots (from breaks that healed badly) filed down, and alar base reduction.

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5 weeks post op primary open rhino

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bazizzadeh


Plastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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  It is too early to determine the overall outcome of your surgery
January 21, 2011 7:18 PM

It is too early to determine the overall outcome of your surgery. Follow up with your rhinoplasty surgeons and make sure that you continue to do so for at least one year. There are (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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October 7, 2010 3:43 AM

Thanks for the excellent posted photos. And sorry for the issue. As for the problem we really can only offer ideas not a definitive diagnosis. My guess is either a over resected upper (more)
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pearsonfaces.com


Facial plastic surgeon
Fleming Island, FL
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  Narrow mid-third of the nose
October 6, 2010 2:55 PM

From what I can see in the photos, it looks like the right upper lateral cartilage comes in a bit too much. Without a pre-op photo, it's impossible to say how much of this asymmetry was (more)
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EMkaz81
 
March 19, 2014 9:03 PM

I am having the same issue with my nose... My pre op was similar to your nose and now on the left side it looks collapsed. When i look at it on a 3/4 angle or take photos at this angle it looks like there is no continous flow of the nose and looks "broken"
Have you managed to get an answer as to how to get this fixed?


bbgemini
Charlotte, NC
United States
  Pre-op photos 2
October 7, 2010 8:20 AM

I realized I only posted one side view pre-op.

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bbgemini
Charlotte, NC
United States
  Pre-op photos
October 7, 2010 8:17 AM

Thank you for your highly informative replies!!

The purpose of this primary rhino was to reduce the bulbous tip, an alar base reduction, and filing down cartilage knots from an old break. Pre-surgery, my surgeon and I agreed that my wide bridge was aesthetically acceptable based on my broad cheekbones and did not require narrowing. When I gently push the side opposite of the indented area, there is a light click noise, and the airflow becomes stronger on the indented side. Also, a faint whistle goes away when this is done. I am only 6 weeks post-op at this point.

Thank you again for your time!

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