Revision Rhinoplasty refers to any Rhinoplasty that is done in order to revise or improve upon a previous Rhinoplasty surgery or surgeries. It is also sometimes called Secondary Rhinoplasty. There might be a lot of reasons to perform Revision Rhinoplasty. Every revision case differs from each other. These revision procedures are done if complications occur during or after the first nose job, if the patient is aesthetically unsatisfied with the result or if the patient experiences nasal health problems because of the first Rhinoplasty.
Revision Rhinoplasty is much more challenging operation than the primary Rhinoplasty. The procedure requires special techniques and expertise. It takes longer than the primary surgery. Moreover, the risk of complication is much more higher than the first one. However, patients shouldn’t be scared. Although the risks are higher than the primary surgery, they’re rarely seen. The main reason of these risks is that the area was operated before. An open and honest discussion with your surgeon about the risks and expectations is an important step. The patient should be informed about what can be or can’t be done by Revision Rhinoplasty. The patients may have been traumatized due to the previous surgery or surgeries. The surgeon has to be objective and shouldn’t give the patient false hope.
Open or closed surgery techniques could be performed by the surgeon. The most significant problem may be that no sufficient cartilage remains after the previous surgery. In that case, cartilage should be harvested from other areas.
The most important part of the Revision Rhinoplasty is exact diagnosis. The underlying problem should be examined properly. The patient will be satisfied with the correct procedure through correct diagnosis.