Can Your Nose Grow Back After Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty is a surgery done to correct a nasal deformity or modify the nose's appearance. Most patients think that surgery results are permanent. But quite a few are concerned about nose regrowth.

Dr. Audumbar Borgaonkar Created on 11th Jan, 21

People have a lot of questions and concerns about their rhinoplasty surgery. One of the most crucial questions is about nose regrowth. The fact is that the body continually changes; it may change due to weight loss or weight gain. Changes do occur as the body ages. 

Rhinoplasty is a surgery done to correct a nasal deformity or modify the nose's appearance. Most patients think that surgery results are permanent. But quite a few are concerned about nose regrowth. 


Few Words on Nasal Growth

First, you should note that the nose continues growing beyond the teen years until they reach their late twenties. It is something to consider when a teen is involved. 


The fact is that a nose surgery done on a teen might experience slight changes or distortions as they mature behind their teen years. Still, some teens ask for rhinoplasty and do not suffer any changes in their noses as they grow. Some surgeons yet deny operating on the teen due to the maturation factor. Others teens might use it if they get an injury or a medical deformity that needs surgery.


About Rhinoplasty Regrowth Concerns

The matter is that a lot of things are out of the control of plastic surgeon's hands. Accidents occur in the patients; they might get complications after the procedure or go through unexpected changes as they age. All these particular factors add to a change in the nose's shape, which might mimic regrowth. 


It is essential to know that rhinoplasty is permanent, but unexpected situations occur. The best course of action is to ensure that the plastic surgeon is highly experienced and skilled in this type of plastic surgery.


Dealing with Regrowth

If notable nasal changes occur, the patient should discuss them with their plastic surgeon. The surgeon will more than likely suggest a revision surgery. 


Does a bony nose return after rhinoplasty?

Bony nose refers to the nose with thin skin without muscle. These types of noses have protruding bridges or rounded shapes. In people with a bony nose, the reason for doing rhinoplasty is removing a nasal hump. These nasal humps are different in size due to the diverse anatomy of the nose. Hence, the amount and type of surgeries in this group of people are more. 


They should also consider that bony nose surgery or nasal hump surgery is different in men and women as beauty in women and men is distinct. Areeva's surgeons, as the best rhinoplasty surgeons, can perform rhinoplasty with the desired result, beauty on the face of a hundred dozen.


After rhinoplasty, due to shaving bones and cartilages that affect the nose's beauty, there is no chance of changing the nose's bridge after rhinoplasty. It is essential to choose the best rhinoplasty surgeon to fulfil your rhinoplasty results.


Does fleshy nose surgery return?

Fleshy noses are bent downwards because of deficient cartilage due to skin interactions. Sagging or reversal of fleshy noses happens for the same reason. Nowadays, cartilage strengthening, position, and rearrangement are used to prevent the fleshy nose's reversal. For this reason, the appearance of regression of fleshy noses is too low, and maybe it does not happen at all.


Some people think that the nose can regrow because nose cartilage always grows bigger throughout our lives and never stops growing. 


Your plastic surgeon permanently removes cartilage, bone, soft tissue, and fat cells during a rhinoplasty. Still, the cartilage that’s left behind will proceed to grow slightly over the years as the skin and cartilage's natural elastic qualities decrease.


The older you get, the larger your nose will grow. There’s no way around it for any of us. But that doesn’t imply your rhinoplasty will be “reversed.” Cartilage growth will occur with or without rhinoplasty. 


Any re-shaping, aesthetic contouring, or surgical tapering made to repair a bulbous nose is at no risk of growing back in the future.


Choosing a plastic surgeon is the most crucial step when seeking cosmetic surgery. We encourage you to come in for a consultation to review rhinoplasty photos and discuss which options are best for you. Always make sure to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure you get the best results.