Adjust Rhinoplasty Results with Revision Rhinoplasty
Have you recently experienced unwanted results from a rhinoplasty procedure? You’re not alone in this – a revision rate of 3 to 5% is present for rhinoplasty, even including those rhinoplasty surgeries performed by the best surgeons. It is an extremely complex procedure.
If you see that your nose’s shape has become abnormal after a rhinoplasty procedure, schedule an appointment for a revision rhinoplasty consultation.
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
As the name suggests, the main aim of revision rhinoplasty is to correct the abnormalities that occur due to primary rhinoplasty. With revision rhinoplasty, you won’t need to worry about an abnormal look or impaired nasal functionality. If you desire a nose that will look natural and attractive after complications from an initial surgery, revision rhinoplasty is the best option.
When Is Revision Rhinoplasty Necessary?
Do you think your rhinoplasty procedure has created a bad impact on your overall look and overshadowed your otherwise beautiful face? If so, revision rhinoplasty can help.
Here are some of the situations where revision rhinoplasty may be helpful:
• Some people have a collapsed nasal bridge or a bridge that is too narrow. If you were not able to solve the problem with primary rhinoplasty or if the problem was worsened as a result of it, revision rhinoplasty can correct the issue.
• If you are not happy with the symmetry of the tip of your nose or the tip appears to be upturned or pitched, this surgery can prove to be an effective solution.
• In cases where the nasal structure has been weakened by excessive removal of tissue (cartilage or bone, usually), a graft can be used to strengthen the region. These grafts are made from cartilage harvested from another area of the patient’s body, typically the ear, septum, or rib.
• The nostrils of the person may have been overstretched or appear to be notched. These problems can be effectively corrected with the help of revision rhinoplasty.
• Due to the structural abnormalities mentioned above, some people experience difficulty in breathing. A revision rhinoplasty can address impaired nasal airways.
How Is Revision Rhinoplasty Done?
The exact procedure of revision rhinoplasty varies a great deal depending on the problems faced by the patient. Some have it at the nasal tip, while some others have it performed on the middle portion. No matter which region of the nose needs correction, the surgery will be performed with the help of anesthesia to avoid pain and discomfort.
Revision rhinoplasty is typically a more complex process than primary rhinoplasty, as the nasal architecture may be more delicate after the initial procedure. The formation of scar tissue can also affect the process.
The surgery can be of two types – open and closed revision rhinoplasty. The difference lies in the location of incisions made. When the incisions are made on the outside of the nose, the surgery is called open rhinoplasty, and when they are made in the nostrils, the surgery is called closed rhinoplasty. Doctors usually suggest patients go for open rhinoplasty for their revision procedure.
Once the procedure is complete, the incisions are closed using surgical sutures. The patient will be advised to carefully follow the surgeon’s post-surgical care directions so that their recovery process will be shorter and with a lowered risk of complications.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Consultation
Revision rhinoplasty will require a consultation from a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the exact nature of your nasal issues. Doctors Roger Friedman, Douglas Forman, and Kathy Huang are skilled board-certified plastic surgeons with a great deal of experience. Contact us to set up your appointment for a consultation.