How common is it for the nose to start collapsing after a nose job?
I am a 27-year-old male and I have a crooked nose. I want to get it fixed with a nose job but I have heard that noses can collapse after surgery. Is it common for the nose to collapse after a nose job?
The risk of the nose collapsing is minimal when rhinoplasty is performed by a high skilled specialist. Nasal collapse can occur when the surgeon has little experience or simply is not familiar with the rhinoplasty procedure. It is important to choose an experienced rhinoplasty specialist to perform any type of nose surgery because of the delicate structures within the nose.
Collapse generally occurs when too much bone or cartilage was removed during surgery. The nose not properly supported. If there is an excess of bone and or cartilage removed, the nose will not have adequate support. Today, rhinoplasty surgeons tend to take a “less is more” approach to avoid such complications. Minor changes can have a large impact on the appearance of the nose. Being less aggressive decreases the risk of complications that may lead to additional surgeries.
When choosing a surgeon, discuss your concerns with him or her during the consultation. A well-trained surgeon should use a surgical method that provides support for your nose and he or she should take precautionary measures to minimize the chance of nasal collapse in the future. Thank you and I hope this helps.