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Revision Rhinoplasty

The Right Time for Revision Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is the alteration of the nose’s underlying bone and cartilage skeleton to change its form. There are an endless number of surgical procedure combinations that can be used to get the desired result for the patient. One of the reasons rhinoplasty is one of the most technically hard plastic surgery treatments is because of this.

  • To modify the form of the nose, the underlying bone and cartilage skeleton is changed.
  • There are an endless number of surgical procedure combinations that can be used to get the desired result for the patient.
  • One of the reasons rhinoplasty is one of the most technically hard plastic surgery treatments is because of this.

Is Rhinoplasty Revision Surgery Difficult?

Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical technique used to fix the function and appearance of the nose if the previous rhinoplasty was not satisfactory. Technically, this surgery is more complicated than primary rhinoplasty. Scar tissue occurs in the nose after rhinoplasty, and the normal anatomy changes. To ensure the greatest outcome, the surgeon must be prepared to handle multiple surgical decisions and master various surgical operations during the process.

The majority of the time, bone and cartilage are forcibly removed during initial rhinoplasty. This may yield a good result at first, but it is not the ideal surgical method in the long run. Aggressive excision of bone and cartilage can jeopardize the nose’s support. This can cause nasal constriction and collapse. The technique is known as a reverse rhinoplasty in this situation. The nose is stabilized and restored during a reverse rhinoplasty to restore the structure of the nose that was lost during the initial aggressive rhinoplasty.

When Is Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery Possible?

However, rhinoplasty takes a long time to properly heal, and it is critical that the nose recovers completely before revision surgery. The shape and function of the nose will continue to alter during the healing process. We do not advocate that a patient have a revision until the main rhinoplasty’s final result is attained. The majority of noses take a year to mend. As a result, we prefer and advise patients to wait one year following their initial rhinoplasty before undergoing revision surgery.

The second rhinoplasty treatment is much more difficult to do than the first. Scar tissue is common, and it can be difficult to remove. Furthermore, some elements of the nose may have been shaved or altered, making restoration or subsequent alterations impossible.

What is the purpose of revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure used to repair the results of a previous rhinoplasty in cases where the anticipated results were not reached or difficulties emerged later on that revision rhinoplasty resolved.

Rhinoplasty Revision Techniques

It is very normal to be concerned about this treatment because the first one did not go as expected. As a result, it is critical that you address any concerns you may have to your doctor. Revision rhinoplasty is often performed using one of two techniques:

Closed Rhinoplasty

  • Just incisions inside the nose are used in this procedure.
  • This approach has the advantage of reducing surgical site trauma and removing apparent scarring following surgery.
  • However, because access to the entire nasal structure is limited, it is usually reserved for patients who require mild to moderate correction.

Open Rhinoplasty

  • This procedure combines internal incisions with an exterior incision to allow more access to the nasal anatomy.
  • The additional incision is done via the columella, which is the skin and tissue positioned under the nose between the nostrils.
  • To reduce visual scarring following surgery, small sutures are employed.
  • The length of the procedure is determined by the complexity of the case and the need to remove cartilage from outside the nose during surgery, which can take up to 3 to 4 hours depending on the case and previous surgeries.

The anesthetic used for revision rhinoplasty can vary, if the correction is modest, local anesthesia with sedation is indicated, for more comprehensive procedures general anesthesia is required when the patient would be fully unconscious. During surgery, the doctor may remove tissue and cartilage to produce a more beautiful profile. If the initial treatment left the nose too thin or pointed, more cartilage may be required to achieve a more natural look.

Who is the Decisive Factor in Revision Surgery?

In general, the internal support structure of the nose, nostrils, and outward appearance should be inspected thoroughly. Oftentimes, it is the patient themselves who identifies what they do not like or what they think is better.

Who is a Good Candidate?

The following factors decide if a person is a candidate for this sort of surgery:

  • If the first operation did not correct the problem.
  • The treatment was overcorrected, resulting in new cosmetic issues.
  • The procedure’s outcome has been hampered by poor healing.
  • If the operation has made it difficult to breathe, this procedure is likely to be more difficult than the first. Scar tissue, bone and cartilage loss, and previous incisions can all complicate revision surgery, so it is critical to select an experienced surgeon who can give the desired results and avoid another letdown.

Revision Rhinoplasty Risks

  • The dangers associated with revision rhinoplasty are the same as those associated with rhinoplasty:
  • The risk of problems is quite low when the procedure is conducted by a trained and experienced plastic surgeon.
  • But, like with any surgical operation, there are dangers such as infection, nosebleeds, and anesthetic reactions.

These risks can be reduced according to the advice provided by our qualified doctors and professional team before and after surgery. Little red patches caused by burst vessels may appear from time to time; these are not permanent and should not be cause for alarm. There is little chance of visible scarring because the incisions are made inside the nose.

The Postoperative Recovery Procedure

Each patient’s recovery time after rhinoplasty revision is unique. During the first few days of recuperation, patients may expect some discomfort, congestion, bruising, and edema. Plastic Surgery Center does not employ nasal plugs and instead uses Doyle splints to allow you to breathe through your nose during the immediate postoperative period. Following the procedure, the surgeon will give you a list of instructions to follow at home.

The internal and external splints are removed one week after surgery. Within two weeks, side symptoms are greatly decreased, and most patients resume employment and social activities. Post-operative check-ups are performed after one week, two weeks, one month, six months, and once a year, with no additional fees.

FAQ Rhinoplasty Revision

Can any plastic surgeon perform revision rhinoplasty on me?

For the greatest outcomes in primary and secondary rhinoplasty, search for a plastic surgeon who has had specific training in primary and secondary rhinoplasty, rather than a plastic surgeon who has comprehensive rhinoplasty knowledge.

Is revision rhinoplasty performed by the same plastic surgeon who did the first rhinoplasty recommended?

It is advised as long as a plastic surgeon with rhinoplasty training is available.

Is it possible to do revision rhinoplasty with a closed (endonasal) approach?

After a failed rhinoplasty, an open approach is advised because it reduces the likelihood of a fresh failure and allows all structures and abnormalities to be directly seen.

Is revision rhinoplasty the same price as original rhinoplasty?

Since revision rhinoplasty is always a more sophisticated surgery, takes longer and should preferably be conducted by a professionally educated surgeon, it is impossible to compare the expenses of both surgeries for obvious reasons.

Rhinoplasty revision in Turkey

Given the significance of care and attention both at the decision stage and thereafter, undergoing anesthetic surgery is a difficult decision and implementation process.

In recent years, Turkey has become a highly sought-after place in the health sector from both Europe and Asia. With our dependable and knowledgeable staff, we are here to help you with revision rhinoplasty and any other questions you may have.