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Help! What are nose collapse symptoms?

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Help! What are nose collapse symptoms?

Postby BrownEyess » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:07 am

I'm about 4 years post op and recently I noticed that a small bump on my nose has gotten more pronounced and I've been having a stuffy nose since June of this year. It could be allergies but I'm not sure since allergy season has already passed. I had a primary with my dorsal hump removed.

Anyways I'm scared and stressed out about this. Could I still be at risk for collapse 4 years post op? Also how common are nose collapse for primaries and what would the symptoms be? Thank you in advance.
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Re: Help! What are nose collapse symptoms?

Postby JohnHurleey » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:22 am

Did he fracture your nose? If youv'e had a reduction rhinoplasty often the middle part of the nose is made thinner and thus the airway is made smaller. Sometimes the tip is either overaggresivly reduced resulting in a pinched look allsow known too effect the breathing. The lateral cartillage which is located after the bony part ends can be trimmed too much resulting in collapse of the middle vault.

If you want too diagnose your self just try too put your little finger up there and feel too the opening of the airway. If it just feels really tight it might be the cause.

Consult an ENT specialist if you can.
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Re: Help! What are nose collapse symptoms?

Postby DrNassif » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:51 pm


It is possible to develop collapse symptoms 4 years after your procedure. However, it is difficult for me to give you advice without examining you. If you wish, you may send any photos to Lisa, my patient care coordinator at Lisa@spaldingplasticsurgery.com and I would be happy to evaluate them for you. Thank you, and best of luck.

Paul S. Nassif, MD, FACS
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Spalding Drive Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology
120 S. Spalding Dr., Ste 315
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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