When the first nose surgery is not entirely satisfactory, the patient may request a secondary rhinoplasty. The goal is the correction of aesthetic or functional defects of varying degrees that may depend on the surgical maneuvers or the healing process. Several individual factors can alter the healing process. Among them:
- peculiarities of the osteogenesis process;
- a thick skin;
- a tendency to subcutaneous fibrosis.
Even when the surgeon works with experience and care, minor asymmetries or irregularities of the dorsum, nostrils or tip can occur. Patients wishing to adjust the appearance of their nose after surgery can return to the same specialist or go to a surgeon who specializes in secondary and tertiary rhinoplasty.
Sometimes, small outpatient refinements or minor adjustments under local anesthesia are sufficient. At other times, the individual nasal components need to be revised, such as in secondary nasal tip surgery. Finally, in the most critical cases, it is necessary to face reconstructions of considerable technical complexity that may require the use of cartilage taken from the ear or the ribs (ear cartilage rhinoplasty).
Only the best secondary surgeons can perform this type of complex surgery. The second rhinoplasty requires considerable surgical maturity, technical skills, versatility, and readiness in the face of the unexpected.
Contact us for more information on secondary rhinoseptoplasty in Milan and arrange an interview with the specialist currently considered the best surgeon in Europe for nose revisions. If you want to find out how other people have improved their appearance with a second nose job, check out the gallery dedicated to cases of the second rhinoplasty before and after.