Is There a Very Different Skill Set Between Nasal Reconstruction and Revision Rhinoplasty?

I was wondering if a surgeon produces good result for nasal reconstruction if you would expect similar results from revision rhinoplasty? Do they draw on similar techniques or do they require a completely different skill set?

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Is There a Very Different Skill Set Between Nasal Reconstruction and Revision Rhinoplasty?

 The term "nasal reconstruction" may mean a more extensive re-building of the nose from trauma, cancer or other disease states and as such would be more in the line of making the nose appear more "normal".  Revision Rhinoplasty may entail some minor degree of nasal reconstruction, by building up the nasal bridge or placing cartilage grafts to the nasal tip, but IMHO this is more about making a "normal" nose more naturally attractive.  This is completely different than making the nose appear "normal" IMO and does require an understanding of the proper aesthetics of facial (and nasal beauty) for the creation of a naturally, more attractive nose and face. 

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Is nasal reconstruction same as revision rhinoplasty?

Nasal reconstruction and revision rhinoplasty are quite different surgeries involving different techniques and different mind sets.  While one physician can be expert in both, it is not always a rule.

Alexander Ovchinsky, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Revision Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction

Nasal reconstruction includes treatment of noses after lose of nasal tissue after cancer excision or debilitating trauma. This is very different than a revision rhinoplasty after a cosmetic procedure.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal reconstruction surgeon and revision rhinoplasty surgeon

Thank you for the question. I think what you have to decide what you need, revision or reconstruction, then do your search. The two subjects are very related. Revision nasal surgery is a very demanding procedure and require a surgeon who is very skilled and has done lot nasal surgery in both reconstruction and revision.

Moneer Jaibaji, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal reconsruction vs rhinoplasty

If by nasal reconstruction you mean for skin cancer and repairing the soft tissue defects, it is different but on the other hand, a good surgeon is a good surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal reconstruction and revision rhinoplasty.

If you mean by nasal reconstruction cancer surgery then they are different skill sets.  Otherwise they are the same. 

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Skill set for revision rhinoplasty

In searching for a doctor who has a good skill set for revision rhinoplasty it is important to find someone who has first of all done a lot of primary rhinoplasty well.  Revision rhinoplasty is a bit of a different procedure which requires much more experience and skill with more advance techniques.  The most important thing is to find someone with good training in the area and who commonly performs this procedure.  A surgeon who does good nasal reconstruction may be an excellent surgeon, and very well may be a good revision rhinoplasty doctor.  They both involve the use of grafts and possible flaps, but there is a also a difference between the two as one is a reconstructive procedure to correct a traumatic or cancerous defect and the other is a cosmetic issue.  Hope this helps.

Mark Ginsburg, DO
Media Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Skill set for nasal reconstruction vs revision rhinoplasty

Nasal reconstruction from skin cancer is a completely different subset of surgical skills than revision rhinoplasty.  There is minimal overlap between soft tissue reconstruction.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nasal Reconstruction/Nasal Revision

To answer your question nasal reconstruction and nasal revision and quite different and do require a different skill set. If you are simply looking to have a revision rhinoplasty you should consult with a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in revision rhinoplasty.

David Alessi, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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