Why Would I Need Revision Rhinoplasty?


Rhinoplasty remains among the top choices for patients looking to undergo plastic surgery. Unfortunately, not everyone is fully satisfied with the outcome of their initial procedure. In these cases, a revision rhinoplasty is necessary to undo the changes that were made in the first procedure. The reasons for which patients request revision rhinoplasty are many, but are typically due to the appearance of their nose following the first rhinoplasty or due to problems breathing that developed as a result of their first procedure, as the healing process can be difficult to predict at times and scar tissue may form in unexpected ways. Even with the use of computer imaging to assist the doctor, there remains the potential for unexpected results by either the patient or the doctor. A rhinoplasty is a difficult procedure to perform, a revision rhinoplasty even more so. A rhinoplasty revision takes considerably longer to perform than a primary rhinoplasty and may require additional techniques to be employed, such as bone grafting, which requires another incision at the donor site and tissue taken from places such as the ears or ribs. Factors that can influence the difficulty of the procedure are the number of previous rhinoplasty surgeries the patient has had, the amount of nasal tissue that remains to work with, and the patient’s goals for the new results of the revision rhinoplasty. By tackling the complications created by the previous procedure, revision rhinoplasty looks to improve the patient’s satisfaction with the nose and address any medical concerns. If you are unhappy with your initial rhinoplasty results, make an appointment for a consultation with us.

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Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon