What is revision rhinoplasty surgery?
Revision rhinoplasty is surgery performed on patients who have had rhinoplasty before.
Who can undergo revision rhinoplasty surgery?
Although the patient has undergone rhinoplasty, aesthetic problems confirmed by the patient himself, his relatives or the doctor may require revision rhinoplasty. Despite an aesthetically satisfactory result, severe dysfunction in patients may also require revision rhinoplasty.
What is the reason for the difficulty of revision rhinoplasty surgery for the surgeon?
Although the skin covering the bone and cartilage in the previous rhinoplasty operations of the patients is easily removed during the operation, dense adherent tissues may be found between the bone and cartilage and the overlying skin in revision rhinoplasty surgeries. These adhesions are one of the surgical difficulties of revision rhinoplasty.
Another difficulty in revision rhinoplasty is the insufficiency of the nasal septum cartilage.
In revision rhinoplasty surgeries, the surgeon needs cartilage tissue for shaping and repair. The septum cartilage, which is the most ideal tissue in rhinoplasty, is insufficient since it is used in the previous surgery of the patient, and the cartilage need to perform the rhinoplasty is generally supplied from the ear cartilage. Since the cartilage tissue to be obtained from the ear will be insufficient, rib cartilages can be used in a small group of patients. The advantage of ear cartilage and rib cartilage is the patient’s own tissue, but the biggest disadvantage is the bending of the cartilage.
In addition to the patient’s own tissue, externally obtained cartilage tissue and artificial fabrication materials with high tissue compatibility can also be used in revision rhinoplasty surgeries.
What is the other reason why corrective (revision) rhinoplasty is difficult?
Patients who have had at least one rhinoplasty surgery have higher expectations for revision surgery. Revision rhinoplasty surgery is perceived by patients as simple and short procedures that complete the previous rhinoplasty surgery or surgeries. This is actually not the case. Revision rhinoplasty surgeries are surgeries that require more experience than normal rhinoplasty surgeries.
How long should I wait for corrective (revision) rhinoplasty?
The time to wait before deciding on revision rhinoplasty is at least 6 months after the previous surgery. It is best to wait until one year, which is the ideal time, provided that the psychology of the patient is also considered. This period allows the tissues to fully heal and the final result of the nose to emerge and the planning for revision rhinoplasty surgery to be made healthier.
What is observed after corrective (revision) rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty surgery is not much different from the first rhinoplasty in terms of the healing process. No pain. In fact, side effects such as bruising and swelling are not seen very often in patients who do not undergo crushing procedures and only the cartilage roof is touched. All other information about the post-operative period is explained in the title of rhinoplasty surgery. In areas where ear or rib cartilage is removed, wound care is usually sufficient and cosmetic problems do not occur in these areas.
More detailed information will be given about the conditions to be considered before and after the surgery, possible complications and possible risks.