Revision rhinoplasty is a highly specialized practice in rhinoplasty surgery. In these operations, the problems that arise as a result of previous nose surgery are corrected and the size, width, profile, tip and nasal asymmetry obtained in previous surgeries are addressed by itself. It also helps to address the respiratory problem as a result of structural failure in the nose. When necessary, grafts obtained from ribs or ear cartilage is usually preferred and the problems are tried to be corrected.
What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct an unwanted condition that persists or occurs after the first rhinoplasty. After the first surgery, it is done to restore the appearance or functionality of the nose. Revision rates generally vary according to the experience of the surgeon. However, surgeons may also need revision in some cases, regardless of experience and expertise. This is due to the complexity of rhinoplasty operations and sometimes unexpected situations can occur after the surgery has started. In some cases, complications may occur during the healing process due to the complex structure of the nose.
How is Revision Rhinoplasty performed?
After a detailed examination, the doctor will tell you how and why the problem occurred and discuss the solutions with you, focusing on potential ones. By explaining what needs to be done, it produces personal solutions tailored to your needs. First of all, surgery, by its nature, varies according to the person. In aesthetic nose surgery, the nose is shaped by changing its position and repositioning using the cartilage inside the nose. If all of the cartilage in the nose is used in the first operations, cartilage is taken from the ear or rib in revision operations. For bone or cartilage supplementation, cartilage and tissues taken from the patient’s own body are used due to the possibility of any risk of allergic reaction. Revision rhinoplasty is performed with general anesthesia.
Who is suitable for Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure in which the patient is not satisfied with the new nose, and the nose is replaced with a new one due to problems such as unwanted irregularities, collapse, disfigurement, and inability to breathe. The aim of revision rhinoplasty surgery is to transform the anatomical structure and appearance of the nose into natural and suitable for the patient’s facial structure and reconstruct what is negative in the nose. It can be applied to all patients aged 18 and over. If the patient has very serious health problems, this surgery can be performed until the age of 16.
Why is revision rhinoplasty needed?
Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure that is often used by people who have had a nose job before but are not satisfied with the result or who continue to have problems such as difficulty breathing or congestion. Revision rhinoplasty is a much more difficult procedure than the first rhinoplasty. The reason for this is the change of anatomical plans and the presence of missing tissues. The success of surgery, correction of physiological functions, as well as the diagnosis and correction of the problems that have occurred in the nose is one of the points to be considered. These are very important for the comfort of one’s life. Revision rhinoplasty surgery usually requires cartilage to correct the problems that are present. If the cartilage removed from the inside of the nose is insufficient, cartilage is removed from the ear scoop. As an alternative to this, cartilage that will be removed from the rib can also be used. The resulting cartilage fixes the existing problem.
When should Revision Rhinoplasty be done?
Revision Rhinoplasty is performed to correct dissatisfaction after a nose surgery. Therefore, the patient is constantly focused on the problems experienced after the first surgery. In order to correct these problems, operations performed under general anesthesia fall under the scope of secondary nose surgery revision. Nose surgeries have a healing process between up to 12 months. For this reason, the revision surgery must be performed at least 12 months after the first surgery.
Things to consider before revision rhinoplasty
In order to achieve a successful outcome, it is important to actively participate in this process, and this depends in part on how much you follow your surgeon’s instructions before revision rhinoplasty. Any qualified surgeon advises you to avoid quitting smoking. In addition, alcohol should not be taken for 48 hours before blood thinners and for 2 weeks after surgery. Your surgeon may direct you to undergo laboratory tests or to receive additional medical evaluations from other specialists. It is very important for patients with diabetes to notify their doctors because rhinoplasty can affect blood circulation.
Things to consider after revision rhinoplasty
After 6-8 weeks of surgery, your nostrils may come in pieces with slimy, bloody, dry shells. Don’t do anything extra to clean them up. Continue to use your spray as long as these arrive. When you wake up in the morning, clean your nose gently without squeezing. 6-12 weeks after revision rhinoplasty may not be as you used to smell. It will return to normal on its own. But if you are very uncomfortable you can do coffee-sniffing exercises 1-2 times a day
Which method is preferred for revision rhinoplasty?
Revision the necessary changes in nose aesthetics can be made by closed or open method. Open nose surgery is usually preferred if there are major structural changes. Minor corrections are usually done with a closed technique. Revision rhinoplasty requires only incisions on the inner wall of the nose to reach the nasal skeleton, there are no scars on the outer nasal skin. Allows the surgeon to directly interfere with the nasal skeleton. However, because the incision is required, the recovery time is longer than the closed technique. The decision to use the closed or open technique in revision nose surgery depends on the condition of the case and the surgeon’s preference, and both techniques contain advantages and disadvantages.
The benefits of a Revision Rhinoplasty from Op. Dr. Muhammet dilber
Revision rhinoplasty restores structure and strength to the nose to improve nasal airflow. Form and function are directly correlated, so improving nasal function also enhances the appearance of the nose and vice versa so you can breathe easier after the procedure.
Dr. Dilber has spent decades studying, teaching and writing about unsatisfactory rhinoplasty results. He has the knowledge, experience, and skill to restore natural-looking results in noses that look overdone. Even patients who have had multiple nose surgeries by other doctors achieve more desirable-looking noses after Dr. Dilber performs revision.
The nose is a central feature of the face and can have a profound effect on a person’s overall appearance. The majority of patients experience an enhanced self-image and significantly increased confidence after improving this influential facial characteristic.
A Trusted Expert
Dr. Dilber is a revision rhinoplasty expert and has studied this procedure in depth. It is he who other nose specialists often ask for advice. Dr. Dilber uses his expertise to achieve significant improvement for his patients, and he has lectured around the world to educate other surgeons on ideal surgical techniques.