Thursday, August 2, 2018

Will rhinoplasty last forever?

Rhinoplasty or nose job surgery can create a more refined nose and a better functioning nose. When done properly with cartilage grafts to support the nose, rhinoplasty can last forever. As we mature, the tip of the nose will droop just as the other portions of our face lose elasticity and begin to descend such as the jowls and neck. By using cartilage grafts obtained during septoplasty the tip can be supported with a columellar strut or other tip grafts. This leads to a sturdier tip that will be supported and will not be a droopy tip over time. In addition, scar tissue will surround this nasal tip and also provide the scaffolding to support the nasal tip.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.