Revision rhinoplasty in Turkey
The need for revision rhinoplasty after rhinoplasty may be required by 3% to 15%, even by the most experienced surgeons. In revision nose surgery, very limited corrections or position repairs can be made, as well as a comprehensive surgery to eliminate serious structural problems. In cases of significant tissue loss in the nasal structure, more complex techniques and experience are needed than a nose that has not been operated before.
What is revision nose surgery?
In cases where rhinoplasty is performed and the desired result is not obtained, an undesirable appearance or problems in the nose structure may occur over time. In such cases, revision rhinoplasty can be defined as a rhinoplasty performed to repair a permanent structural or aesthetic problem that occurred after a previous rhinoplasty.
In which cases is revision nose surgery performed?
Revision nose surgery is performed depending on the occurrence of the following conditions;
- If sufficient amount is not taken from the nasal dorsum in the first operation, it may be due to protrusions or irregularities on the nasal dorsum.
- It may be due to the patient’s breathing problems that do not go away after the operation on the nose.
- It may be due to collapses on the nasal dorsum due to the tissues taken too much from the nasal dorsum.
- More than expected drop at the tip of the nose may be due to decreased rotation or decreased projection.
- It may be due to rare complications such as hematoma and bleeding that occur at the end of the surgery.
How long does revision nose surgery take?
Rhinoplasty operations are performed between 2 hours and 4 hours, depending on the technique which is used and the method of application. Revision nose surgeries vary according to the procedure to be performed. The process can take between 60 minutes – 4 hours. It may be necessary to take a graft from the rib or ear.
After how many months is revision surgery performed?
Whether or not there is a need for revision rhinoplasty immediately after the first rhinoplasty is not clear in the first 1 to 3 months because the swelling in the nose continues. A very obvious asymmetry etc. If there is, revision nose surgery can be applied in the early period. It is useful to wait at least 6 months, ideally a year, to decide on the revision surgery and to determine the scope of the surgery. However, there are some exceptional cases.
Immediately after the operation, noticeable defects can be corrected in the early period, preferably by the same surgeon, by surgery. Again, in cases where the nose is reduced too much, revision can be made in the early period without the development of adhesions and tight connective tissue. Another reason for waiting a year for revision surgery is to wait whether there will be a possible additional problem besides the current problem. In this way, all problems are corrected in the same surgery.
Advantages of Revision Rhinoplasty
There’s no guarantee that revision rhinoplasty will fix all problems, but if all goes according to plan, the overall advantages are:
Corrected nasal deformities: Revision rhinoplasty procedures correct deformities caused by a lack of structure or medical complications.
Maximal nose function: A beautiful nose affects the patient’s life negatively if its function is not good. Maximizing nasal function is often the most important benefit of revision rhinoplasty. Impaired function may result from a past rhinoplasty or may be missed during the initial surgery.
Improved appearance: After thousands of pounds and a long recovery, it can be annoying when rhinoplasty does not look as desired. Thanks to the revision rhinoplasty, a desired good image is obtained.
Is revision nose surgery risky?
Revision rhinoplasty is not as painful or painful as the first rhinoplasty, as the nose structure is not altered as much as the first rhinoplasty. However, revision rhinoplasty includes a very broad category of operations, from making minor changes at the tip to completely revising and repairing all cartilages and bones. In other words, the pain or pain process differs according to different situations or the types of operations to be performed.