Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that involves reshaping, recontouring, and altering the shape and structure of the nose. Rhinoplasty requires a very experienced and qualified plastic surgeon to perform it correctly and efficiently.
If the rhinoplasty surgery is performed well, there won’t be any need to have a revision rhinoplasty done. However, if there are a few functional or aesthetic issues with the primary rhinoplasty procedure then the patient, if he or she is dissatisfied with the original outcome, can opt to undergo a revision rhinoplasty procedure.
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary rhinoplasty procedure that is usually performed when the surgeon or the patient are not entirely happy with the outcome of the first rhinoplasty. The primary rhinoplasty might not have gone according to plan and there might have been a few aesthetic or functional issues that arose.
A revision rhinoplasty will help correct a number of functional or aesthetic issues that may have risen as a result of the primary rhinoplasty procedure.
Aesthetic Issues Related to The Nose
Revision rhinoplasty can help correct any aesthetic issues in the nose that may result from a primary rhinoplasty procedure such as an upturned or pinched nasal tip, a narrow or broad bridge, a hooked or crooked nose tip, and any other discrepancies with the length and overall shape of the nose.
It can help correct any abnormalities that occurred with the primary rhinoplasty procedure and it can help restore the strength, functionality, aesthetic appearance, and structure of the nose to help improve breathing and nasal airflow.
Scooped Out Bridge or Persistent Bump On the Nose
Bumps on the nose and a scooped bridge are two more deformities of the nose that can occur after the primary rhinoplasty is completed. This happens when a surgeon fails to remove all the bone or cartilage from the bridge of the nose during the first surgery.
On the contrary, a scooped out bridge occurs when a surgeon removes too much bone or cartilage from the nose bridge leading to a concave look. Revision rhinoplasty can help correct both of these abnormalities. Problems with the nose bridge may arise even later and occur quite frequently.
A deviated noses occurs when the nose is off center or crooked, making it difficult to breathe. Correcting a twisted or deviated nose tip is highly technical and requires excellent precision. A revision rhinoplasty will have to be performed by a very experienced surgeon to get it right the second time.
The Pinocchio Deformity
This is the most common type of deformity that can occur after a primary rhinoplasty. As the name suggests, this issue is signified by the tip of the nose being too elongated. This issue, however, can be corrected only if an open rhinoplasty procedure is performed. Repairing this problem in a closed procedure is too difficult and is usually left alone.
Contact Our Office
If you have experienced any of the issues listed after undergoing a rhinoplasty, it’s time that you start working with a surgeon who cares about the results you obtain. Contact our office to speak with Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, about the revision rhinoplasty procedure and the benefits it can provide.