What is the Revision Nose Surgery?
In case of unsatisfactory cosmetic results or breathing problems after Rhinoplasty surgery, Revision (correction) nose surgeries intervene in. After a failed rhinoplasty surgery patients tend to become desperate and start losing their hope, if they are never going to have the nose they wanted. They even believe that it can no longer be corrected. Besides that they are likely to be impatient. They want to see the results immediately. However, it should be noted that; the healing process after Rhinoplasty is a process which requires a long waiting period and patience. It is very important not to be pessimistic in the early period after surgery. If there is no emergency, patients are called upon to wait at least one year before a revision surgery.
What is the difference between Primary and Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision Rhinoplasty is a more difficult operation which requires a lot of knowledge, experience and planning. If the rhinoplasty surgery had not met patient’s expectations, a revision rhinoplasty may come into question. Such situations might require little touches as well as the restoration of the entire nose. The first surgeon’s knowledge and surgical skills help us to determine the difficulties that may be encountered in subsequent surgery. The state of the nose before primary surgery, a person’s skin structure and problems encountered in the healing process can lead someone to undergo a Revision Rhinoplasty.
Would Revision Rhinoplasty be more difficult for me?
Revision Rhinoplasty is not more difficult for the patient, but the surgeon. In case of lack of nasal cartilage tissue, ear or rib cartilages would be used and there would be a second wound for you other than your nose.
It does not matter how bad a nose looks, If the nose has no previous operation, it is always easier to shape it. The surgeon can clearly see the inherent anatomical structure. However, with a nose which had gone through a surgery before, the surgeon might face with more challenges. Changes in anatomical shape and inadequate nasal cartilage can be counted as some of the challenging factors of a Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery. Even if your previous surgery has been just a Deviation Surgery -is only associated with the inside of the nose- it might bring along some difficulties for a future aesthetic nose surgery.
My initial surgery could not meet my expectations. Can I achieve my desired results with a Revision Rhinoplasty?
First, we do a proper facial analysis and a nose design, just like we do for our initial nose surgery patients. However, unlike the first operation, the current conditions of the nose are more important for a revision nose surgery in terms of results and expectations. Surgical skill plays a crucial role in the quality of a revision rhinoplasty outcome. So you have to make sure you select a good and experienced surgeon for your revision rhinoplasty surgery. Let me remind you something, the healing process may last longer than your first operation. With an appropriate surgical technique and a successful surgeon selection, there is always a chance for a better result, even on your second, third or fourth operation. You just have to clearly tell your doctor your expectations and concerns.
Can they replace my lost tissue?
Tissue loss which occurred after the first rhinoplasty can be repaired with the cartilage we get from your own ear or rib. No deformation occurs in the ear after the operation. When using cartilage from the patient’s own rib cage, the scar is successfully hidden under the breast folds.
How is the healing process after revision surgery?
The healing process may take a little longer than your first surgery. Revision Rhinoplasty can be considerably challenging because of the fact that the nasal skin may be quite adherent to the residual cartilage. There may not be sufficient cartilage left in the septum for grafting purposes which may lead to the need for ear or rib cartilage. The healing process is quite different and longer as now there is a further layer of scar forming on top of an older layer of scar.
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