OBTAINING THE NOSE YOU HOPED FOR
Revision rhinoplasty, also known as secondary rhinoplasty, becomes necessary, whenever a previous surgery of the nose did not lead to the expected aesthetic or functional outcome. A revision can differ quite dramatically from a primary rhinoplasty. Due to existing scars, lack of grafting material, and unknown changes that were performed in previous surgeries, or functional complaints (e.g. difficult nasal breathing), revision rhinoplasties are frequently very challenging.
In order to achieve a satisfactory outcome, the surgeon needs to be well experienced and capable of employing more advanced surgical techniques. This may include the need for cartilage grafts that are harvested from the patient’s ear or rib. Every revision case holds unique challenges, that need to be addressed individually.
If you have previously undergone a rhinoplasty that did not lead to the ideal result, you might want to get in touch with your revision rhinoplasty specialists at GB Aesthetics. We understand the physical and psychological burden that an undesired result can create.
WHEN TO CONSIDER REVISION RHINOPLASTY?
You are unhappy about your nose and any of the following descriptions feel right?
- Crooked nose
- Nose is too big
- Nose is too small
- Dorsum is too narrow
- Dorsum is curved
- Tip is turned up
- Pulled up nostrils
- Tip looks like a parrot’s beak (“Polly beak”)
- Tip has spherical bulges (“Bossae”)
- Difficulty in nasal breathing
During the consultation, you will be asked to report about any surgical and non-surgical treatment you had performed on your nose. Photos of your nose that had been taken before your surgery, just like any reports of your operations will be helpful to assess details of your previous procedures.
It is important to address every cosmetic aspect and every functional complaint in detail. After a meticulous examination, we will explain every detail of your nose and set a list of goals. We will then identify any factors that might limit the desired outcome, to ensure, that expectations are realistic.
Following the consultation and examination, every step of your surgery will be mapped out in a detailed plan. Just like in primary rhinoplasty, preservation of function is pivotal. During revision rhinoplasty structural support needs to be secured if not restored. This can include the need for grafting material taken from your ear or your rib.
By the end of the consultation, you will understand the extent of complexity your revision rhinoplasty will entail, and what a realistic result will look like.
Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person