PHOTO GALLERY – Revision Rhinoplasty for Drooping Columella


Case #1.

This Middle Eastern patient wanted to enhance the appearance of her nose. She had a rhinoplasty in the past but was unhappy with the results from her surgery. She believed her nose appeared too elongated from the profile view and too droopy from the front view. She wanted to see a rhinoplasty specialist in La Jolla to achieve a more feminine nasal shape and improve the balance of her nose with her other facial features.

During this patient’s surgery, Dr. Kolstad created rib cartilage grafts to add support and definition to the tip of her nose. He also lifted and tightened her hanging columella (skin between the nostrils) to make the nose appear less droopy and more refined.

Revision rhinoplasty is a challenging cosmetic procedure that requires the advanced training, expert techniques, and experience of a specialist. Dr. Kolstad is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in La Jolla who specializes in achieving beautiful and artistic revision rhinoplasty results. At your consultation, he will take the time to ensure that he fully understands your concerns and goals. He will work with you to create a customized approach that will make your nose complement your other features and ethnic background.

Image Captions:

1) Revision Rhinoplasty San Diego 540: Two weeks after revision rhinoplasty using rib cartilage to add support and rebuild the nose.

2) Revision Rhinoplasty San Diego 541: Rib cartilage was used to reshape the bridge of the nose.  There is now a continuous shadow from the eyebrow to the tip of the nose with an improved linear highlight along the bridge.

3) Revision Rhinoplasty San Diego 542: Rib cartilage was added to the bridge of the nose to make it perfectly straight.  The nostril droop was corrected and the tip was refined.

4) Revision Rhinoplasty San Diego 544: Revision rhinoplasty can take Dr. Kolstad between 4-6 hours depending on the complexity of the procedure.

droopy columella rhinoplasty

Dr. Kolstad – Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon