How Do You Approach Revision Rhinoplasty?
- Rhinoplasty, a surgery to fix either the cosmetic defects or improve the function of the nose, is one of the most technically difficult surgeries. Patients may end up dissatisfied with their end results, and wish to fix their unsuccessful nose jobs, which has created a large need for secondary or even multiple surgeries. Revision rhinoplasty in London is a nose surgery that is done on a nose that has previously been operated on.
- Because nose surgery is a challenging procedure, if the surgeon is not sufficiently skilled or experienced, patients can end up with breathing problems or dissatisfaction with the cosmetic appearance of their nose. Revision rhinoplasty seeks to solve these problems, and as each case is unique, the techniques used will also vary per patient. A previous surgery complicates any further work, which is why revision rhinoplasties can add more difficulties to an already demanding surgery. That is why it is important to choose a surgeon who has a great deal of technical skill, knowledge of the latest techniques, an artistic touch, and extensive experience, especially with dealing with the patient’s specific ethnic group and problem.
- Simpler cases of revision rhinoplasty will remove some excess tissue or cartilage that was missed in the first surgery. There are also cases of straightening out a crooked nose, and the most complicated cases will require a complete overhaul of the nose.
- There are also further limitations on a revision rhinoplasty in London that was not present in an original rhinoplasty: scar tissue may have built up to a point where surgery is inadvisable, or the skin in the area may be compromised or insufficient. Revision surgery can be very challenging with a combination of scar tissue and a change in natural anatomy, realistic expectations are an important consideration.
Reduced Breathing After Rhinoplasty?
Commonly patients come to see Dr De Silva improve both their breathing after undergoing the previous rhinoplasty. To assess breathing requires an assessment in person and cannot be completed with photographs or imaging alone. For specific patients’ further tests may be required to evaluate the cause of their reduced breathing and including a CT (computerised tomography) scan.
Although measures can be taken to preserve breathing during rhinoplasty, rarely breathing maybe be compromised as the nose has been reduced in size. Additional measures including the use of graft material are often required to improve breathing in revision cases.