Revision Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos
In the best of hands, revision rhinoplasty is a reality. There are multiple reasons why a prior rhinoplasty may need to be revised. These include but are not limited to scar tissue formation, which may cause bulges or bumps, cartilage memory which may cause the nose to become crooked again, collapse of cartilage or bone over time which causes asymmetry, inadequate removal of tissue during the primary rhinoplasty may leave the nose larger than desired, technical maneuvers can make the nasal tip too upturned or not lifted enough, too much tissue removal makes the nose too small post-operatively, discrepancy in communication between the original surgeon and patient as to the desired aesthetic outcome, and breathing issues may arise from the nose being made smaller.
Revision rhinoplasty is one of the most complex aesthetic procedures performed on the face and should be performed by a revision rhinoplasty specialist. Millimeters make a difference, cartilage grafts are often required, and technical precision is key. Sometimes cartilage is used from the patient’s septum or ear, or a cadaver rib cartilage graft may be used as well. The ability to anticipate the effects of various surgical maneuvers on the final result requires vision and years of experience with revision rhinoplasty. We invite you to consult with our plastic surgeons, who will review your prior surgery, examine you carefully, listen to your goals, and give you their opinion on what is an what is not possible.
Computer imaging is often used as a communication tool between the surgeon and patient. Although it does not guarantee the final surgical result, it can help the surgeon and patient ensure that they are on the same page in terms of the desired aesthetic goal. Please review our extensive photo gallery for revision rhinoplasty to see real results of this complex procedure performed by our plastic surgeons.
* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.