One question often raised by patients is the possibility of the results of rhinoplasty deteriorating over time. In particular, what occurs most frequently in some cases is the appearance of a hump in the supratip region resulting in the polly beak deformity and/or a drooping tip. Moreover, due to the elastic “memory” of the cartilaginous structure, deviation of the nasal pyramid can reappear to a certain degree several months after the operation in cases of crooked nose. In every clinical case, the adoption of special technical procedures and experience can avoid complications of this kind and ensure firm stability of rhinoplasty results over the years.

This patient underwent septorhinoplasty about ten years ago with the removal of a hump and reshaping of a somewhat bulbous tip. The results can be compared in the various poses at distances of one year and ten years.

The considerable time interval has in no way impaired the aesthetic situation presented by the patient a short time after the operation. In particular, the nasal tip is still satisfactorily projected and rotated with no sign of drooping.

This patient underwent septorhinoplasty twelve years ago with the removal of a hump and reshaping of a very wide and drooping tip.

A comparison of the photographs taken about one year and twelve years after the operation shows that the results have not just remained stable over the years, but even improved slightly. In particular, the tip presented greater definition as well as satisfactory projection and rotation, and the bridge still blends in harmoniously with the rest of the profile.