This 19-year-old patient had always been unhappy with the appearance for her nose. After a long wait, she submitted to a rhinoplasty. Initially she was happy with her results, but after about a year, she started noticing that her nasal tip was getting droopy and a hump was appearing on the bridge of her nose. She was looking for a nose with a smooth and straight nasal bridge and a tip that was more refined, lifted and with a smooth contour.
She met with Dr. Antunes at his Facial Plastic Surgery Practice in Austin, Texas, for a consultation to discuss her options. During the exam, Dr. Antunes examined the inside and outside of her nose, discussed her goals and performed computer image morphing to confirm the patient’s goals with her revision rhinoplasty were realistic.
The patient is shown here 1 year after her revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Antunes used a rib cartilage graft to support and create a more lifted appearance to her nasal tip. She is very pleased with her result and feels that the procedure also helped her breathe better.