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Old 06-03-2010, 12:33 PM   #1
 
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I had a rhinoplasty quite a long time ago and recently injured the tip. I hit the tip with a sharp object pretty hard and afterward it looked different. The change may look subtle but it drastically affects the look of the rest of my face. I am trying to figure out exactly what I did to the tip because I don't want the wrong thing corrected. All I know is the tip looks different. It looks droopy and maybe pressed in or rounded down a bit at the tip. The crispness of the tip defining points seem less and the whole thing looks less perky and frankly bad. I don't know if the tip just fell down, became de-rotated or what. Any one who has any input would be great. I know I need to consult with a surgeon, I just want to figure out what exactly I did in the first place so I know what to ask for to be corrected. Is the tip cartilage just drooping, did it de rotate? ect ect. Any input would be greatly appreciated. I know the difference may look subtle but if you look closely you can tell.
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Old 06-03-2010, 02:14 PM   #2
 
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I do see what happened, its subtle but I know anything no matter how subtle is very noticeable when its the nose, Maybe its swollen - when did you have the injury? Man you must have really hit it....
My new nose is longer and I have to be so careful to not hit it... Course I just had the surgery 16 days ago and if I hit it you'll probably hear me scream where you live,.

I feel for you because this is stressful and when you go and have surgery on the nose you hope that the whole thing is behind you.
I hope this fixes itself on it own but you should see your surgeon and see what he says..
Keep us posted and good luck.
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Please share the timeline of when surgery was and when the injury occurred. This may be due to healing and not because of hitting it.

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Do you have before and after pictures?
I'm having a hard time seeing what's wrong
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Thanks for the responses. Odemadrid the last 4 are after. Kooie I'm glad you can see it and know what I'm talking about, it's subtle but if you see my whole face it drastically affected it. I don't really want to post my whole face on a public forum though. The surgery was 10 years ago and I hit the nose over 6 months ago. It doesn't feel or look like swelling to me, the tip just looks drooped down to me. It may not seem like that big of a deal, and when you isolate the nose like I have in these pics it doesn't even seem to matter much but like I said it really affects my appearance.

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It looks like a blunt shift to me. You would require tip refinement to correct it.

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It looks like a blunt shift to me. You would require tip refinement to correct it.
Thank you Robyne00 so much for that input!! Does "blunt shift" just mean the cartilages were moved? I am trying to find the best doctor for tip work out there. Do you (or anyone here) have any recommendations? Since I am just focused on the tip, it is a doctor who has exceptionally good tip work skills that I'm looking for. Thanks You!, Rainbowsky


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I do have recommendations, and yes, it does mean a straight forward cartilage shift.

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Oh, and yes, a blunt shift indicates a very straighforward shift in the position of the cartilage.

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