Many of my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients are concerned about a crooked nose after their initial rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty for a crooked nose is difficult as cartilage has memory and tends to want to creep back towards the direction it was initially. This is even more true for revision rhinoplasty for a crooked nose. With revision rhinoplasty, there is a layer of scar tissue under the skin that envelops and surrounds the cartilage making it more difficult to dissect and reshape. The cartilage is less malleable and actually has MORE memory. There may also be a lack of septal cartilage from the previous rhinoplasty which may have included a septoplasty for a deviated septum. Sometimes, rib cartilage is necessary with revision rhinoplasty for a crooked nose. Overall, however, most revision rhinoplasty patients can obtain a straighter nose with another nose job surgery.
Dr. Funk is a top revision rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston Texas.