This section of the forum is dedicated to discussions on rhinoplasty (cosmetic, reconstructive, and functional) nose surgery, also known as a “nose job”. Ethnic rhinoplasty topics can be addressed either here or in the Ethnic Cosmetic Surgery Forum.
Im a 25 year old asian male and i had rhinoplasty (silicone nasal implant) 8 years ago, i want to get it removed due to having an unnatural shiny appearance and it doesnt look natural especially if you look at it from below. I think its just an "I" implant and nothing was done to the tip. Would there be a problem removing the implant and will it look like my old nose pre-op? and how much would it cost?
typically in most cases especially in an I implant, the nose should be ok. can never promise that. cost wise, please send that question to firstname.lastname@example.org. remember that in rare cases if there really is a serious problem to the underlying cartilage you may need an injectable to fix it or if the tip is truly off you might need a revision surgery procedure, which would be much more expensive. that is something that you just need to be prepared for.
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery