Revision rhinoplasty is also known as secondary rhinoplasty which is a surgical procedure that addresses complications or unsatisfactory results followed by initial rhinoplasty. Dr. Dushyanth Kalva is one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in Hyderabad who also revises rhinoplasties. He has helped many patients in attaining satisfactory results.
Common reasons people consider revision rhinoplasty include:
- The nose needs a touch-up
After the rhinoplasty surgery, the nose takes a long time to completely heal. After the healing is complete, one may notice one or two small things that need to be changed in the nose shape. Mostly revision rhinoplasty is considered to bring minor changes in the shape of the nose. Candidates who are looking to make slight changes in the shape to further improve the nose can consider revision rhinoplasty.
- To improve the function
In some rare cases, people may experience functional problems of the nose after a rhinoplasty. It can happen when the surgery is performed by a non-qualified person for the nose job. This includes breathing problems that affect sleep or the ability to exercise and even sinus problems. The revision rhinoplasty in such cases is focused to improve function while maintaining the appearance of the nose.
- To enhance facial aesthetics
The shape of the nose should be proportional to the other facial features. For patients who feel like that the nose does not fit the face after primary rhinoplasty, then the patient can consider revision rhinoplasty. Candidates must look for a skilled and experienced rhinoplasty surgeon.
- A new injury or trauma to the nose
Even after rhinoplasty, our nose is still vulnerable to injury or other serious types of trauma. Revision rhinoplasty can help in repairing the nose after rhinoplasty, the only challenge is that the scar tissue from previous surgery can make the revision rhinoplasty more challenging. Hence, it is essential to find a surgeon who is experienced in performing revision rhinoplasty.
- Unsatisfactory results
Patients whose previous rhinoplasty did not turn out the way they desired can go for revision rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty includes anything from severely upturned nose to a complete collapse of internal cartilage. Revision rhinoplasty can help to rebuild and return the nose to a normal state.
Revision rhinoplasty addresses asymmetric nose, nasal airway obstruction, collapsed cartilage, incomplete reshaping, nasal valve collapse, pinched nasal tip, excessive scarring, and unnatural appearance. Patients whose excess cartilage is removed and breathing have been obstructed require cartilage grafts to restore the structure of the nose.
It is a safe and effective surgery that is different for every patient since no patient experiences the same concerns. The downtime associated with revision rhinoplasty is the same as for primary rhinoplasty. Patients can return to work within 7-10 days after the surgery and can observe their results improve over a period of several months.
Choosing the best-qualified surgeon can bring a lot of difference in the results.
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