When you talk to cosmetic surgeons about the procedures they perform, almost all will tell you rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging procedures they do. The challenge comes because of the complexity of the nose. Additionally, the fact that the nose is in the middle of a person’s face means even a minor error could beget noticeable results. If an original rhinoplasty is not performed correctly, a patient may have compromised nasal airway function. This has led some patients to seek revision rhinoplasty.
Reasons to Choose Revision Rhinoplasty
When a patient wants to have a second rhinoplasty procedure, they are putting the skill and expertise of the surgeon to the test. Revision rhinoplasty is a term that is used for patients who have already undergone the rhinoplasty procedure and are now looking to have it done again because they were unhappy with the previous results. This produces a unique challenge for cosmetic surgeons. Only the most skilled cosmetic surgeons are able to successfully carry out this procedure.
One of the reasons why this can be a challenge for surgeons is because of what patients may expect from the procedure. Patients may not fully understand that additional procedures may not produce the exact results that they want. Sometimes, when mistakes are made during the first procedure, the options available for the second surgeon are limited. For example, scar tissue from the first rhinoplasty may cause issues in the revision procedure.
What Happens During the Procedure?
A surgeon may need to take cartilage from other parts of the body to replace cartilage that was mistakenly removed during the first procedure. Soft tissue irregularities, especially those that are visible along the bridge or the tip of the nose, may require tissue taken from another part of the body to serve as a natural filler.
Scarring inside of the nose may require a physician to use skin grafts. This allows the distorted or narrow nasal airway to be reopened with the goal of improving the patient’s ability to breathe. It is best to have your first nose job performed by a trained skilled surgeon.
We encourage you to look at the work our surgeons have done in the past with rhinoplasty. This will give you the confidence that comes from knowing that you are having your surgery performed by skilled individuals who understand the complicated functional and aesthetic challenges that come with revision rhinoplasty. Ask us to put you in contact with patients we have worked with in the past. Their experiences will highlight how well we do our job.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Are you unsatisfied with a past procedure? Would you like to improve the appearance of your nose today? If so, make an appointment with Roy Facial Plastics. At our convenient location in Los Gatos CA, we will explain to you in detail more about revision rhinoplasty. Contact us today to set up your consultation!