Contracted Nose

The Rhinoplasty Clinic Pte Ltd.

Revision rhinoplasty, commonly termed as a secondary rhinoplasty procedure, signifies resizing or reshaping an individual’s nose following his/her prior attempted nose surgery. Contracted nose rhinoplasty is often performed to fix cosmetic irregularities along with correcting breathing difficulties, which may develop from a suboptimal surgical procedure.


Revision rhinoplasty is considered as one of the most difficult nose correction surgeries performed by the top rhinoplasty surgeons to attain consistent results. The difference between an undesirable or optimal outcome is often measured in millimeters.

Most cases of the contracted nose surgery involve disproportionate reduction of a person’s nasal bridge, poorly grafted implant materials, and asymmetry, irregularities of the nasal tip, and infection or extrusion of the implant, causing extensive scarring both on and under the skin, resulting in a thick, non elastic skin. Over the years, the scarring can tighten, further causing the tip to rotate upwards, giving an unsightly “snoutlike” appearance. Correction often involves rib harvest and sometimes even skin manipulation.

The best plastic surgery clinic in Korea encompasses surgeons with a complete knowledge and understanding of the desired anatomical transformation of a patient to repair or revise his/her original nose job.

Best Candidate for Contracted Nose Rhinoplasty

A lot of patients pursue this revision rhinoplasty as they are not happy with the results of their previous surgery. Some of the common complaints are:

  • dissatisfaction with nose aesthetics
  • functional problems (such as breathing difficulty, whistling noises while breathing, continuous nasal drip, etc.).

It is further observed that the patients who opted for Septoplasty to correct their deviated septum may need additional surgery to completely alleviate their nose deformities.

Treatment for Contracted Nose

A revision surgery of a contracted nose frequently presents a greater level of precision required to attain the best outcomes. Depending upon the specific requirements of a person and the complexity of the procedure, your surgeon may decide on the Open and Closed Rhinoplasty. The procedure is selected by carefully assessing the technique that would best fit the person to impart the desired results.

Since the closed rhinoplasty approach limits a direct visualization of a person’s nasal anatomy, it offers compromising results. And so, an open or external rhinoplasty is mainly used for intricate cases, such as correcting the contracted nose, tip alternation, or bridge augmentation. Besides, a revisional nose job for a contracted nose may also require various tissue grafts. Only an expert with an in-depth knowledge of grafting techniques, tissue transplantation, and tissue rearrangement are uniquely equipped to deal with such challenges.

What is the recovery time for Contracted Nose Rhinoplasty?

Being an outpatient procedure, the patients can usually resume their work within a week after the surgery. However, it is recommended to avoid strenuous physical activities and exercises for approximately two weeks post the surgery.

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