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Is It Possible to Have Revision Rhinoplaty and Otoplasty at the Same Time and Could This Affect the Results?

Rhinoplasty is performed with the patient lying on the back so how is it possible to perform a surgery on ears when the head rests on the operating table? Could this affect either of the two surgeries?

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Revision rhinoplasty with otoplasty is acceptable

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It is perfectly acceptable to have otoplasty and rhinoplasty done at the same time without compromising either one of the results.

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Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Otoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty may be Combined

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Otoplasty is often performed in combination with rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty.  The patient is lying with the back of their head on the table, and the head is rotated side to side so the ears are easily accessible. I perform the otoplasty first, and harvest cartilage if needed  for the revision rhinoplasty. There is little risk  performing both procedures at the same time and if is efficient.

Rondi Walker, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon

Washington, DC

Washington Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty And Otoplasty Can Be Done at the Same Time

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The position on the operating room table is on your back for both the rhinoplasty and otoplasty procedures, and sometimes your surgeon may need to use some ear cartilage for a cartilage graft as a part of your rhinoplasty surgery.  

Therefore, performing the two procedures at the same time is efficient.

New York Plastic Surgeon

Revision Rhinoplaty and Otoplasty at the Same Time

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The two surgeries can be performed at the same time with no difficulty. The only issue would be if a cartilage graft is necessary for the surgery, in that case careful assessment of the particular case would be in order.

New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Combining revision rhinoplasty with otoplasty

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You can certainly combine revision rhinoplasty and otoplasty surgery without affecting the results of either procedure. You would be laying on your back for both surgeries and the head just needs to be turned to the side during an otoplasty so access is not a problem. If ear cartialge is needed for your revision nasal surgery that can be done at the same time as the otoplasty as well.

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Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is It Possible to Have Revision Rhinoplaty and Otoplasty at the Same Time and Could This Affect the Results?

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I have performed Rhinoplasty and Otoplasty for over 20 years and have often performed bothh of these at the same time.  There's no reason these two couldn't be performed together, IMHO.  Both procedures are performed with the patient on their back.  To do the Otoplasty, the patients head is simply rotated to the opposite side so the back, of the ear, is accessible.  Hope this helps.

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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Combining Otoplasty (ear surgery) with Rhinoplasty

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As other facial surgeons have already stated, performing multiple procedure on the nose, ear, eyes, or neck is common in facial plastic surgeon. Some patients choose to combine procedures to allow for one recovery period, while some prefer to separate procedures.

For nasal surgery, it is common to perform ear surgery for cartilage graft, especially in revision rhinoplasty. One may have more swelling if combining surgery. However, otoplasty and revision rhinoplasty typically work together very well. Best of luck.

Dr. Chaboki

 

Web reference: http://www.potomacplasticsurgery.com/facial-plastic-surgery/rhinoplasty.cfm

Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and Otoplast at the sAme Time

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Rhinoplasty and otoplasty can easily be done at the same time. The surgeon will simply reposition your head during the operation. We frequently operate on the ear as part of nasal surgery when cartilage is needed to augment the nose as part of a rhinoplasty.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and otoplasty

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Rhinoplasty and otoplasty can certainly be done at the same time. The surgeon just turns the head from side to side to treat the ears.  No big deal.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty and otoplasty

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Rhinoplasty and otoplasty can certainly be done at the same time.  If the nose is being revised, you may need the cartilage that is removed from the ear,  to achieve the best results on the nose.  Be sure that the cartilage from the ear is not wasted, should this be the case.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon

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