Lil Kim is a notorious case of bad plastic surgery, so Make Me Heal was pleased to learn that the petite rapper had gotten a rhinoplasty revision.
34-year old Lil Kim has a lot of plastic surgery in her past, including a breast augmentation, as well as considerable facial plastic surgery including a nose job, lip augmentation, cheek implants and probably other fillers like Juvederm and Restylane (Read Make Me Heal’s complete story on Lil Kim’s plastic surgery).
Sometime after her nose job, many fans began to notice a dent in one side of Lil Kim’s nose, indicating that it had collapsed, due to a botched nose job that may have removed too much tissue, bone or cartilage.
As Lil Kim’s nose is no longer looking like it collapsed, she has likely undergone a secondary or revision rhinoplasty to correct the damage. A revision rhinoplasty is often a more difficult procedure than the initial nose job and cartilage grafts from either the ear or rib are often needed to rebuild the nasal structure.
Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a rhinoplasty specialist in Beverly Hills, says, “A botched rhinoplasty is usually due to the surgeon making the nose too small and being overaggressive with the surgery. This may lead to the obvious appearance of a rhinoplasty, and the nose collapsing in the future. There are many ways a skilled revision rhinoplasty surgeon may correct this issue. The nose may be rebuilt using one’s own cartilage, which makes an excellent support system. This cartilage may be harvested from the septum and/or rib. When performed properly by an expert surgeon, a revision rhinoplasty yields great results and leaves the patient very happy with a nose that is functionally improved and more aesthetically pleasing.”
Make Me Heal is glad that Lil Kim’s nose is looking better and hopes that her botched procedure encourages her to lay off the plastic surgery for a while.
Read the complete celebrity plastic surgery profile of Lil Kim on Plasticopedia, the largest celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.
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