Rhinoplasty revision, possible? (Photo)
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It is possible to remove ear cartilage and lower the nose with revision surgery. However, to ensure that you don't have to undergo a third surgery, it is recommended that you have an in-person consultation with a board certified specialist who can help you achieve the results you seek. 3-dimensional computer imaging can also help you visualize what you may look like afterwards and serve as an important communication tool with your surgeon.
Rhinoplasty revision, possible?
A revision rhinoplasty is possible after at least a year, to allow full healing to take place before embarking on another procedure. In addition, a full set of facial photographs are required due to the fact that the nose is a three-dimensional structure. It's also important to have realistic expectations, since there is no perfect nose. Revision rhinoplasty is harder than a primary rhinoplasty due to previous alterations of the normal anatomy and scar tissue.
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