Revision Rhinoplasty

If you’ve had a rhinoplasty that gave you less than satisfying results, you’re probably feeling frustrated and disappointed and might be hesitant to undergo another procedure. However, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon in Bingham Farms can improve poor results of a previous rhinoplasty to enhance the appearance and function, even with the unique challenges of a corrective procedure.

When is Revision Rhinoplasty necessary?

Rhinoplasty in Dearborn is one of the most difficult facial procedures and unfortunately, revision rates can be as high as 15%. There are many factors that can contribute to poor rhinoplasty results including an under experienced surgeon or improper healing. However, injury to the nose or changes in facial proportions due to age can also warrant a second procedure. Many patients seek a corrective procedure when they are unsatisfied with the appearance or function of their new nose.

Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery

A revision rhinoplasty is different from your first open or closed rhinoplasty procedure and poses certain challenges. The main challenge that comes from a corrective procedure is lacking enough living tissue to work with. Some cases might require the use of grafts to take tissue from other areas of the body such as the septum, bowl of the ear, or rib to rebuild the nasal structure. The goal of the corrective procedure is to improve the aesthetic appearance, as well as keeping the airway open to improve function.

How to Avoid Revision Rhinoplasty

It’s always best to avoid needing a corrective procedure if possible. The best way to do this is to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who can give the best results while minimizing the chance of scar tissue that might occur during healing. You can also help ensure a successful rhinoplasty outcome the first time by following all post-op instructions carefully.

If you are unhappy with the results of a previous rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Sabbagh can discuss your options for a corrective procedure. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule your consultation.

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