How Do I Know My Rhinoplasty Was Botched?


Rhinoplasty surgery has become the most popular plastic surgery of recent times. If you have had rhinoplasty and cannot understand whether the result was unsuccessful or not, we explained it in detail in this article. We wish you pleasant reading.

What is Considered a Botched Rhinoplasty?

Failed rhinoplasty refers to the situation where nose aesthetic surgery results in undesirable results. These undesirable consequences may be an aesthetic appearance that does not meet the patient’s expectations, an unnatural nose shape, asymmetry, respiratory problems or other complications.

Why Are There So Many "Botched" Nose Jobs

There are many reasons for unsuccessful rhinoplasty. Some of these reasons are as follows:
Expectations Are Unrealistic
Some patients think that their nose will have a completely different appearance after surgery and may have unrealistic expectations. Unrealistic expectations can lead to feelings of failure and dissatisfaction.
Surgical Experience
Not all surgeons have the same level of experience and skill. Insufficient experience or lack of surgical skills can lead to undesirable results.
Communication Problems
If full and correct communication is not established between the surgeon and the patient, the patient may not be able to fully express his expectations or fully understand the surgeon’s plan. This can lead to dissatisfaction and failure after surgery.
Natural Anatomical Factors
The nasal structures of some patients may pave the way for undesirable results. For example, thin skin structure or abnormalities in cartilage structure may lead to undesirable results.
Healing Process
Failure to comply with the instructions given to the patient in the postoperative period or an inadequate healing process may lead to undesirable results.

Signs You’ve Had a Botched Rhinoplasty

A bad rhinoplasty can be identified by some symptoms. Below you can find some signs that indicate poor rhinoplasty surgery results:


If the nose is not symmetrical after surgery, it may be a sign of a bad rhinoplasty. Significant asymmetry in the bridge of the nose, nose tip or nose wings can be considered an undesirable result.

Unnatural Appearance

After a good rhinoplasty, the nose should have a natural and harmonious appearance. However, an unnatural appearance after nose surgery can be a sign of poor aesthetics. For example, an overly reduced, overly flattened or abnormally shaped nose is among the undesirable consequences.

Nose Tip Problems

After healing, the nasal tip may show symptoms of undesirable results. For example, an overly upturned nasal tip or a pointed nasal tip, referred to as a “pig’s nose”, may be a sign of poor rhinoplasty.

Breathing Problems

Nasal congestion or breathing problems after rhinoplasty may be a sign of a poor aesthetic result or complication. Such problems may be related to anatomical changes within the nose or effects on the nasal septum after surgery.

How To Avoid A Botched Nose Job?

If you have not had nose surgery and are considering having it, you can consider our suggestions below to prevent your nose surgery from failing:
Choose the Right Surgeon
When considering rhinoplasty surgery, it is very important to choose an experienced, expert and reliable plastic surgeon. Do detailed research on the surgeon’s past experience, references, and abilities. For detailed information on this subject, see “How to Choose the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon?” You can read our article.
Set Clear and Realistic Expectations
Before surgery, be clear about your desired outcome and communicate clearly with your surgeon. Setting realistic expectations can increase postoperative satisfaction.
Follow Your Surgeon’s Recommendations
Carefully follow your surgeon’s pre- and post-operative recommendations. It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions to ensure a good healing process and good results.
Communicate well

Communicate regularly with your surgeon before and after surgery. Share any concerns or problems you have right away and let your surgeon help you.

What to Do After a Bad Rhinoplasty Experience?

Talk openly with your doctor after a bad rhinoplasty. State clearly what you didn’t like about the results or any complications you experienced. You can have revision nose surgery if your doctor deems it appropriate. To get detailed information about revision rhinoplasty, you can visit our Revision Rhinoplasty in Turkey page.

If you want to have a nose surgery, you can choose Hasan Duygulu. Hasan Duygulu is one of the doctors who perform successful nose surgeries. You can visit our page called ” Rhinoplasty Before After Photos in Turkey” to see photos of people who have had rhinoplasty before.

Frequently Asked Questions About Botched Nose Job

I want to have nose surgery but I'm afraid it will be bad. What should I do?

First of all, do good research when choosing a doctor for rhinoplasty surgery. After choosing your doctor, clearly state your concerns, expectations and questions. In this way, your doctor will make a detailed plan.

On average, you can understand that your nose surgery has failed in the 6th or 7th month. If you think you have failed, talk to your doctor openly about this situation.

If you are not satisfied with the results of nose surgery and think it was unsuccessful, contact your doctor. Then, if your doctor deems it appropriate, you can choose revision rhinoplasty surgery.


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