Rhinoplasty may be one of the oldest and most common cosmetic surgery procedures, but it is also one of the most complex to perform. The bones and structure of the nose are relatively fragile and prone to damage and an essential part of the respiratory system. This means in order to achieve the best results; surgeons need to be fully qualified and experienced. Even then, there are still a lot of things that can go wrong.
Although rare, complications with rhinoplasty procedures can occur. This could lead to the patient having to undergo revision surgery. Here, you’ll discover a brief overview of revision rhinoplasty to help give you a better understanding of what it involves.
What is a revision rhinoplasty?
A revision rhinoplasty is carried out to correct functional or aesthetic issues with the nose caused by an initial rhinoplasty procedure. The goal is to give the patient the results they expected when they first underwent the procedure.
Why might you need one?
There are a number of reasons you may need a revision rhinoplasty procedure. Mostly, patients choose to undergo an additional procedure because they aren’t happy with the results of the first procedure.
There could also be issues with the function of the nose after the first rhinoplasty. Patients may find it more difficult to breathe through the nose for example. In this case, revision surgery would be required to correct the issues caused by the first procedure.
The risks and complications
A revision rhinoplasty is a more complex procedure than a first-time rhinoplasty. This is because there are structural changes and scar tissue which were not present with the original procedure. It, therefore, takes a very skilled and experienced surgeon to carry out the surgery.
Like any cosmetic procedure, there are risks and complications associated with revision rhinoplasty. The main ones include excessive scarring, prolonged swelling, loss of smell and further cosmetic deformities. Even if you choose the best surgeon in the world to carry out the procedure, it doesn’t eliminate the risks.
It is important to undergo a consultation prior to seeking revision rhinoplasty treatment. Mr Paul Tulley will discuss the risks and complications, as well as help you determine the level of results you can expect to see. It is one of the most complex cosmetic surgeries you can undergo so you need to be aware of the pros and cons before deciding whether to go under the knife