Will Scar Tissues Regrow After Revision?
- Asked by Sanna. in Helsinki, 13
- 3 years ago
1 year ago I had my primary rhinoplasty. The bone was shaved and the tip was totally reshaped. After 1 year, my doctor and I realized that my tip is perfect. During the last months however, c. 2-3 mm scarring had grown to the "tip defining point" and also a bit higher dorsum. 1 week ago my doctor shaved and resected the excess bone and cartilage with closed technique, in local anesthesy. I saw the result in the operating table, before putting the cast. How possibly I will have regrow this time?
Regrowth of Nasal Scar Tissue
It is not uncommon to need a minor revision like you had. About 5-7% of patients need one. There is no way to guarantee that no scar tissue developes. You may want to see you plastic surgeon often during the early healing phases to see if you need any steroid injection to control the scar tissue. Good luck.
Scar Tissue in a Revision Rhinoplasty
In any rhinoplasty, whether a primary or a revision, there will be scar tissue. The question is whether the scar tissue will be visible or not. That is difficult to say and only time will tell.
Web reference: http://www.rhinoplastysurgeonnewyork.com
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