Revision rhinoplasty: how to face a disappointing nose job
What to do if the result of a primary rhinoplasty does not live up to your expectations? How to solve physical or functional defects that appear after surgery? One solution may be revision rhinoplasty, which is a second nose job to correct unsatisfactory surgical outcomes. Nose revision surgery can correct both aesthetic imperfections and alterations in respiratory function. For instance, the revision rhinoplasty expert can give a more natural appearance to the so-called surgical nose.
The lack/inadequacy of structural support contributes to the difficulty of revisions in what may become extreme rhinoplasty. Until a few decades ago, excessive cartilage removals were almost the rule. Fortunately, however, minimally invasive techniques have made structural grafts superfluous in most primary rhinoseptoplasty. So, in recent years, this problem has become less and less frequent.
What some may present as a simple “nose job” is a full-fledged surgery. Each male or female rhinoplasty has its inherent complexities and requires precautions and prudence. The experienced surgeon knows that there is the possibility of having to intervene a second time on the same patient: it is a statistical fact. Therefore, a surgical revision specialist will adopt a cautious and conservative attitude already in primary surgery, preparing for the possibility of a nose job revision.