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Revision Rhinoplasty

By dsherris on November 05, 2012


Buffalo Rhinoplasty Revision

Revision rhinoplasty is a more complex surgery to perform than primary rhinoplasty. The presence of scar tissue and lack of graft materials, among other factors,can make rhinoplasty revision more difficult to perform. Buffalo plastic surgery patients who have undergone rhinoplasty in the past and are unhappy with their results may benefit from revision rhinoplasty. Secondary rhinoplasty that is performed too soon after the primary rhinoplasty procedure can have a negative impact on the function and appearance of the nose. Because the full results of rhinoplasty can take up to a year to develop, and it can also take up to a year for scar tissue to soften, revision rhinoplasty is not performed for at least one year after the primary rhinoplasty surgery.

Revision Rhinoplasty Candidates

If you are feeling frustrated because of the results of your rhinoplasty, you may be an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty revision. Through revision rhinoplasty, or secondary rhinoplasty, we can improve the appearance and function of the nose after rhinoplasty. Buffalo rhinoplasty revision patients must be in good health, unhappy with the results of a previous rhinoplasty procedure, and have realistic expectations. Facial plastic surgeon David Sherris specializes in revision rhinoplasty.  Whether the result of your previous rhinoplasty surgery left you with an improperly shaped nose, a nose that is too large, or a nose that is too small, Dr. Sherris may be able to correct the problem. Most patients will be able to achieve the results they desire through rhinoplasty revision. If you are experiencing breathing difficulty following rhinoplasty, you may also benefit from rhinoplasty revision.

While the majority of patients will be candidates for revision rhinoplasty, not all will. During your personal consultation, we will discuss your previous rhinoplasty and your unique needs and goals, and then customize a treatment plan. Patients with significant scar tissue left behind from previous surgeries may not be candidates for revision  rhinoplasty. Factors that are considered during your personal consultation include how many rhinoplasty procedures you have had in the past, the amount of nasal tissue you have remaining, and what you ultimately hope to accomplish through rhinoplasty revision. The only way to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty revision is to schedule a personal consultation.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Patients undergo secondary rhinoplasty when they are dissatisfied with the outcome of their previous rhinoplasty. This may be the result of breathing problems, appearance, or both. Some patients experience difficulty breathing following rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty may be performed to address any problems created by the initial rhinoplasty procedure. It may also be used to address problems resulting from an injury following rhinoplasty surgery.

Revision rhinoplasty may be performed as an “open” or “closed” procedure. The type of technique utilized during your rhinoplasty revision is dependent upon your unique needs and goals. Bones and tissues are removed during the rhinoplasty procedure. As a result of this, revision rhinoplasty may require cartilage or bone grafting. The septum may also have been partially removed or altered during the previous rhinoplasty procedure, making secondary rhinoplasty more difficult. While revision rhinoplasty may be more difficult to perform, by addressing problems created during the primary rhinoplasty procedure, we can provide patients with the results they deserve. Through rhinoplasty revision, Dr. Sherris can alter the shape of the nose to bring balance to the facial features, and improve and enhance the function and appearance of the nose. 

Contact Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery Today

To learn more about how rhinoplasty revision can benefit you, please contact Buffalo plastic surgeon David Sherris at Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery today.

 

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