The Truth About Nose Growth After Rhinoplasty: Debunking Common Misconceptions

As a plastic surgeon with years of experience, I have encountered numerous patients who are concerned about the possibility of their nose growing back after rhinoplasty. It's a common misconception that the nose continues to grow after surgery, but the truth is that the nose will continue to grow until you reach maturity, regardless of whether you have had nose surgery or not. It's important to understand that rhinoplasty surgery is permanent, but unforeseen circumstances can occur. People experience unexpected changes as they age, and all of these special circumstances contribute to a change in the shape of the nose, which could simulate regrowing. However, these changes are not related to growth and can often be addressed through additional procedures or lifestyle changes. The best course of action is to ensure that the plastic surgeon is highly trained and experienced in this plastic surgery procedure.

This will minimize the risk of complications and ensure that you achieve the best possible result. One of the main reasons why people believe that their nose can grow back after rhinoplasty is because nasal cartilage always grows throughout our lives and never stops growing. While this is true, it's important to note that any remodeling, cosmetic contouring, or surgical tightening performed during rhinoplasty is not at risk of regrowing in the future. It's also important to keep in mind that bone nose surgery and nose hump surgery are different in men and women, as beauty standards for men and women differ. Bone doesn't grow after maturity, but cartilage continues to grow for the rest of your life. However, this growth is minimal and will not significantly alter the results of your rhinoplasty. When talking about nose growth after rhinoplasty, most people refer to gradual and inevitable changes in cartilage.

If a teenager opts for rhinoplasty too soon, their nose could continue to grow and cause unwanted aesthetic results. To minimize the risk of these changes, it's important to follow the surgeon's post-operative instructions carefully, which may include avoiding strenuous physical activity, not blowing your nose, and using a splint or other support device as recommended. In addition, some patients may experience a loss of nasal tip projection over time, which can make the nose appear less refined. This is a natural part of the aging process and is not related to growth. The surgeon will evaluate the patient's nose to determine if they should wait a few years for surgery. While it is true that the nose can change shape over time due to factors such as gravity and genetics, these changes are not related to growth.

For this reason, the regression appearance of fleshy noses is too low, and it may not occur at all.However, some teenagers request rhinoplasty and don't experience any changes in their noses as they mature. This is because the remaining cartilage will continue to grow slightly over the years as the natural elastic qualities of the skin and cartilage diminish. If significant nasal changes occur, the patient should consult with their plastic surgeon for further evaluation and potential revision surgery.

Vance Bellantoni
Vance Bellantoni

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