Is rhinoplasty permanent?

Many patients ask, does the nose grow as you age? The nose does not grow as we age, but it does lose ligamentous support just like many of the aspects of our face. Therefore, the tip may descend leading to the appearance of a longer nose with a small hump.

Rhinoplasty or nose job surgery, performed correctly, will provide you with a nose for life. After things have healed from the procedure, a fine layer of scar tissue will form between the skin and the cartilage and bone. This scar tissue will keep the nose from descending or succumbing to the effects of aging and gravity. As long as the nose has been supported, specifically, the nasal tip, with a columellar strut or tip supporting sutures, the nose will maintain its position. Therefore, rhinoplasty is somewhat a permanent fix for the effects of the aging nose.

Dr. Funk is rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, TX.

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