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What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?


Are you not satisfied with the results of a precious rhinoplasty? Is there any way to make adjustments to obtain a more pleasing appearance?

Revision rhinoplasty is an available option for individuals who want better-looking results.

Main Goals of Rhinoplasty

Individuals turn to rhinoplasty for several reasons, including:

    • To create a balance with other facial features
    • To eliminate a deviated septum and breathe better
    • To enhance a more feminine or masculine profile
    • To lessen or diminish bumps on the bridge of the nose
    • To reduce or increase the length of the nose

Learn More About Revision Rhinoplasty

Here are some tips to keep in mind before consulting with a surgeon:

    • Revision rhinoplasty is also known as secondary rhinoplasty.
    • Revision rhinoplasty can be performed even if you’ve had the procedure done once or twice before.
    • Secondary rhinoplasty is completely customizable to the needs of each patient – as each one will have unique goals to accomplish, whether this means reducing a wide tip, creating a stronger profile, or some other issue.
    • It’s important to outline all the necessary changes needed with a doctor, who can make rough drafts on the computer to preview outcomes.
    • Revision rhinoplasty is available for all ethnic groups. In terms of age, the full age of facial development in women is between 15 and 16 years old, and for men, 16 and 17 after which rhinoplasty can be performed. Patients under 18 need parental consent to undergo rhinoplasty.
    • The surgery can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to achieve a balanced look – in one go. Patients for example, can undergo chin and functional nose surgery to improve breathing along with a revision rhinoplasty.

How It’s Done

The nasal cartilage may need to be sculpted to achieve the desired shape of the nose. The surgeon may need to remove cartilage from some parts to narrow areas or add and reposition cartilage for extra support if that is needed in other parts.

As previous rhinoplasty patients are aware, anesthesia for revision rhinoplasty can be local, twilight sleep with IV sedation or general, depending on the patient’s preference and requirements.

The recovery period usually lasts roughly seven days as bruising, swelling and nasal congestion diminish. It takes approximately two to three weeks for preliminary swelling to subside but the final result may not be apparent for months as swelling gradually goes down allowing the skin envelope to outline the newly contoured scaffolding.

How To Prep for Surgery

Before surgery, surgeons advise that patients maintain a healthy diet with regular exercise. Smoking, which slows healing, need to be stopped. A body that’s well taken care of, will usually take less time to heal and bounce back following cosmetic procedures like rhinoplasty.