So, you’ve been unhappy with the appearance of your nose for a while now and have finally chosen to undergo nose surgery. You take the leap, go through recovery, only to discover that your results aren’t exactly what you wanted. While this may be discouraging, don’t give up yet! Revision rhinoplasty procedures can help to improve poor results that you received from previous nose surgery.
Why Would Someone Need a Rhinoplasty Revision?
Sometimes, individuals will undergo rhinoplasty surgery with surgeons who are not board certified, or not skilled enough to correctly perform the rhinoplasty procedure. This can lead to unsatisfactory results and complications that can hinder the outcome of your rhinoplasty procedure.
About Revision Rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasty is nose surgery done to correct problems from a previous rhinoplasty. It is considered one of the hardest procedures among other cosmetic surgeries, so it is important that you seek out a board certified and experienced surgeon such as Dr. Cote, who specializes in revision rhinoplasty.
During the procedure, any damaged nasal cartilage must be virtually rebuilt from scratch to create the new nasal skeleton. This is done using graft material or cartilage, which is harvested from either the nasal septum, the ear, or the rib.
In cases where the nasal damage is too severe for cartilage to be taken from these areas, synthetic tissue may be used, or a combination of natural and synthetic cartilage may be used.
The main goal of revision rhinoplasty is restoring the nose to a desirable shape and make efforts to avoid another surgery.
What is Recovery Like?
The recovery period for your revision rhinoplasty will be very similar to that of your original rhinoplasty. However, there may be more bandaging, or splints use to keep the nose in place, and these bandages may need to be worn for a longer period of time. However, if you follow Dr. Cote’s specific post-op instructions, you should see the beautiful results that you aimed to see the first time around!
If you are interested in learning more about revision rhinoplasty at our office, contact us today to schedule your consultation procedure.