Should I do a 3rd revision rhinoplasty? Original surgery 10 years ago. (Photo)
2 years ago
Seven years later, I went back and told him I was not happy. He said because I was older and had lost volume in my face, my nose was too big for it, but s he could do something. I had the surgery, and a year later, (after k40?) injections, was told it did not heal correctly, and I needed to have another revision. another year of injections, this is what I look like. So, he wants to do another revision, and will need to take some of my rib for cartilage. Are there any other alternatives?
Doctor Answers 3
Ii would consult with other surgeons before doing another revision with the same doctor.. A rib grafts is serious business.
There is not enough to see in your pictures to warrant a rib graft.
The best thing to do is to
consult another experienced revision rhinoplasty specialist in person. Look for a
facial plastic surgeon who
has a strong aesthetic sense and the talent and experience to refine the
as needed. Ask for before and after photos of previous patients. A third opinion is also a good idea.
Keep in mind that revision rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging of
surgeries, and each time a rhinoplasty is done, it becomes increasingly
complex. There are many factors involved, so your nose may
not turn out exactly the
way you want the third time either.
A tertiary revision rhinoplasty is one of the hardest procedures to perform correctly in the entire field of cosmetic surgery, so choose your surgeon very wisely raised on experience. In our practice, we use nasal cartilage as the primary source for grafting purposes and if there is a cartilage depleted nose, we use ear cartilage.
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