Reconstructive RHINOPLASTY FOR

Shrunk/Collapsed Nose




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Shrunk/Collapsed Nose Revision Rhinoplasty

A shrunk or collapsed nose is a deformation such as a lifted nose tip or a generally shorter nose caused by internal scarring and nose contraction. The most effective way to prevent recurrence during collapsed nose surgery is to use autologous tissue or autologous dermis, rather than artificial implants. This is because the implant or the capsule surrounding the implant is often the cause of the problem.

Symptoms of a Shrunk/Collapsed Nose

Collapsed nose surgery may be required if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Frequent redness and swelling of the nose.
  • Unpleasant smell or pain in the nose.
  • Nostrils are clearly visible when viewed from the front.
  • Continual shortening of the nose.

Causes of a Shrunk/Collapsed Nose

Collapsed nose can be caused by:

  • Scar tissue from frequent nose plastic surgery.
  • Contraction of skin tissue due to contraction of implants and capsules.
  • Acute and chronic infection.
  • Deterioration of the patient’s nasal skin blood circulation.

Before and After Shrunk/Collapsed Nose Surgery

See the transformation in our patients after undergoing collapsed nose surgery:


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What if the Nose Shrinks/Collapses Again After Revision Surgery?

Even with proper identification of the cause and thorough revision surgery, the possibility of recurrence is not zero. However, we strive to minimize this probability by removing causative factors and replacing them with autologous tissue as much as possible, avoiding the use of artificial materials. If recurrence is suspected during follow-up, we treat it with washing and antibiotics.

View the research papers from The Plus Plastic Surgery medical team.