Thirty percent of my rhinoplasty cases are actually revision cases. This is when I see patients who have had previous rhinoplasty surgery and have continued problems with their breathing or have cosmetic concerns that they would like to address. The benefits of coming to see me for a revision rhinoplasty is that my expertise is just within the face and neck. I perform thousands of nose surgeries a year and the main concerns that I see from other rhinoplasty surgeries is that the function of the nose is not usually taken into account. So a lot of patients come to see me for breathing difficulties after having cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery. They also have residual problems with their cosmetic concerns that need to be taken care of.
Revision Rhinoplasty Can Address Breathing Problems
Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi explains that while rhinoplasty procedures focus on the cosmetic outcome, some of these patients may suffer from breathing difficulties post-op. These issues may require a revision rhinoplasty.