I am Asian and have a nose that does not project enough and would like rhinoplasty to repair it. But I had a nose job for deviated septum when I was younger. Would the previous nose job affect a new repair?
Depending on what was done with the previous nose surgery, it would likely mean, at a minimum that there is less cartilage to use for grafting in a revision rhinoplasty procedure to increase the projection. The previous procedure might also have caused some scarring in the tip area, which can make the next procedure more time consuming as we have to be more careful working through the scar. The skin of the nose might also be somewhat thinner after your previous procedure, which can increase the risk of injury of the skin, particularly if a surgeon tries to perform the revision nose surgery too quickly.