Challenges in Revision Rhinoplasty | tip asymmetry
Revision rhinoplasty is one of the most technically challenging surgeries performed in the field of facial plastic surgery. Altered anatomy and scar tissue are only a couple of issues a revision rhinoplasty specialist will have to address.
One of the more frequent concerns patients who are inquiring about revision rhinoplasty is for correction of a tip irregularities or tip bossa – (Bossa – is the term used to describe irregularities of the nasal tip region, such as knuckling of the cartilage or asymmetries of the cartilage structures.) What causes these irregularities are a combination of two factors, thin skin in the nasal tip region or strong underlying cartilage structures that have been cut unfavorably resulting in sharp edges or bumps that show through.
To correct tip asymmetry, the underlying tip cartilages must be reoriented and sometimes reconstructed so as to create smoother contours in the nasal tip region.