Revision Rhinoplasty, if I had nose surgery again, can they shorten it?
Revision rhinoplasty and shortening an overly long nose There are two issues that you are presenting.
- Shortening your nose without making it look upturned: Your nose appears to be over projected making it appear overly long. Shortening your nose would entail deprojecting the tip of your nose so it is more in line with your nasal bridge. If one were to significantly rotate or upturn your nose, this would also create a shorter appearance but would not look natural.
- Straightening your nose: This is more difficult despite more advanced surgical techniques. The cartilage in the tip of the nose has a memory to it and despite the best efforts in trying to make it 100% straight, often times, the final outcome is an improvement but don’t expect it to be fully straight. In addition, the nose sits on an asymmetric facial platform. This makes creating a perfectly straight nose even more challenging.
In summary, if you would like to shorten your nose a little, but decreasing the tip height (deprojecting it) without turning it up, than I think this is a realistic goal. As a side benefit, another attempt could be made to straighten your nose. If your main goal is to straighten it, and you are otherwise happy with your nose, then I would advise against further revision surgery.