Nose Surgery or Rhinoplasty is a common but complicated procedure. Shaping and manipulating the nasal cartilage to create a more aesthetically pleasing nose while preserving function or breathing is challenging. The introduction of scar tissue after a nasal piercing can make rhinoplasty even more difficult. Nose piercing can introduce infection which could lead to warped cartilage on that side of the nose and much weaker cartilage. In addition, it causes scar tissue to be deposited over the cartilage making dissection more difficult. Nevertheless, I have performed many rhinoplasties or nose job surgeries after nose piercing with wonderful results.
Dr. Funk is a board certified Houston facial plastic surgeon who specializes in nose surgery or rhinoplasty.