What is Rhinoplasty Revision?
A revision rhinoplasty is also sometimes known as a secondary rhinoplasty. It is a type of surgery that seeks to correct or alter the nose after a previous rhinoplasty. More broadly speaking, a revision rhinoplasty can refer to any rhinoplasty that takes place after the initial surgery. In this surgery, issues that were not addressed in the first one—or issues that were made worse by the first one—can be rectified with the help of a skilled surgeon..
Why get a Rhinoplasty Revision?
Revision rhinoplasties are generally more complicated than the first rhinoplasty because the first one serves as the ideal time to address all the cosmetic and functional nasal issues. However, secondary procedures can be just as successful with the help of a skilled and experienced surgeon.
What to expect?
With a revision rhinoplasty, changes can be done through a “closed” or “open” approach. Minor corrections can be taken care of with the closed technique, which utilizes only internal incisions for access to the nasal structures. In contrast, open rhinoplasty refers to the addition of an incision in the skin bridge between the two nostrils to lift up the skin for more direct access to the structures.