It is the second rhinoplasty operation performed to make more perfect the appearance or function of the nose that had previously been operated on.
Cases requiring revision rhinoplasty can mainly be classified into two groups. The first group is related to deformities caused by obvious mistakes made by inexperienced surgeons, and especially by those who are not plastic surgeons. Some of these include the excessively drooped nose ridge, reduction of nasal support and nasal collapse due to excessive removal of septal cartilage, inadequate height of nasal tip, separate and deviated nasal bones, excessive or inadequate nose-forehead and the nose-lip angles, too short nose, and too lifted nose. In case of such deformities, the nose is re-opened under general anesthesia, the deficiency of cartilage tissues are filled (by taking cartilages from the intranasal parts, pinnae or ribs) and the nose is re-shaped.
On the other hand, even in averagely 5-10% of the operations performed by the most experienced surgeons, a second surgical intervention (even if a minor operation) could be required. For example, small irregularities in the nasal ridge, and asymmetries on the nasal tip or nasal wings. Especially during the wound healing period, the two sides of the nose could heal differently from each other; and consequently, swelling, contractions or irregularities may develop. Sometimes, there is stiffness and swelling more than normal on the nasal tip, and local cortisone injections can be made for these.
Revision rhinoplasty should be performed at least 6 months, and even 1 year after the previous rhinoplasty.
Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty:
How Many Hours does Rhinoplasty Take?
Anesthesia in Rhinoplasty
What is the Suitable Age for Rhinoplasty?
Closed Technique in Rhinoplasty
Open Technique in Rhinoplasty
Can Nasal Septum Deviation and Breathing Problems be solved with Rhinoplasty?
What can be Change with Rhinoplasty?
Why is Rhinoplasty Difficult?
For Whom Rhinoplasty Can be performed?
Surgical Techniques for Rhinoplasty
Advantages and Disadvantages of Open Technique Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty in Men and Women
Packs and Molds after Rhinoplasty
New Appearance after Rhinoplasty
Complications of Rhinoplasty