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If you’ve had a rhinoplasty is it possible to do a redo without surgery again? Perhaps with fillers?

Question posted by RD from Pitt Meadows, BC

I had a rhinoplasty done a few years ago and am unsatisfied with what the results were. The surgeon in my opinion took off too much from the bridge of my nose. I have a scooped look. This has caused me emotional trauma, however over the years have learnt to deal with it. I wish there was a way to redo the bridge, however without having to have the surgery again. Is it possible at all to redo with fillers. Also the same surgeon removed the buccal fat pads from my cheeks, bad decision! As I’ve gotten older my cheeks have started to ave this hollowness! Such a mess 🙁 any suggestions would help.

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  • Dear RD,

    Thank you for your clinical post and I’m sorry to hear that the cosmetic results of your rhinoplasty and buccal fat pad removal did not meet your expectations for an aesthetic outcome.

    An over resected bridge can happen from surgical intervention such as yours from hereditary factors was just lack of a dominant bridge or even from trauma or infection.  Options
    to correct a weak bridge can include cartilage grafting using rib or ear cartilage or bone or artificial inserts such as solid silicone implants.  To avoid surgery entirely you could certainly
    consider an injectable rhinoplasty.  The use of soft tissue fillers such as long lasting hyaluronic acid sugar gels or calcium hydroxylapatite type fillers is a fairly quick procedure, but needs to be performed by an expert physician preferably who performs rhinoplasty surgeries as there is risk of soft tissue injury and you probably want to have this performed by a physician who also performs a rhinoplasty.

    This can provide a nice long-term improvement to the bridge of your nose without serious risk.

    I hope this information has been of some assistance and best of luck.

    For more information, please review our injection rhinoplasty page.

    R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.

    Certified Plastic Surgeon

    Yorkville, Toronto

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