Question: I had a nose job that did not turn out the way I expected. I am quite anxious about getting it repaired. Are you able to add tissue to the nose? My nose was made too short for my face.
Answer: Yes, we can definitely add to an overly short nose so that we can lengthen it or increase its projection. This typically involves placement of cartilage grafts. The cartilage typically comes from the nasal septum, which is the wall in the middle of the nose, but if this has already been used and there is no more extra cartilage left then I typically go to the ear to obtain cartilage for grafting. Ultimately, a consultation with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon is definitely an absolute necessity for you due to the fact that revision rhinoplasty is much more complicated than primary rhinoplasty and you need a well experienced surgeon so that you end up getting the result that you desire.