Due to different reasons such as choosing the wrong plastic surgeon, wrong interventions, getting an injury on the nose, some people may not be happy with their nose surgeries. One of the most important issues for those who are not satisfied with the nose surgery is revision rhinoplasty also known as a secondary rhinoplasty. Througout the article we will try to answer the most important questions related to the revision rhinoplasty like “What is Revision Rhinoplasty?, In Which Conditions Revision Rhinoplasty is Necessary? Which Technique Should Be Applied for Revision Rhinoplasty?”. Revision Rhinoplasty is practiced by Suleyman TAS, MD in Turkey many times in a day.
What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to repair both the shape and function of the nose in people who are not satisfied with the appearance and function of the nose although they have had one or more nose surgeries before. This dissatisfaction may occur as having difficulty breathing or disliking an aesthetic appearance, or both. The meaning of “Revision” is correction, which derives from the word ‘review’ in French. Revision rhinoplasty tends to be a more complex procedure than primary rhinoplasty, requiring patients to find a sufficiently qualified and experienced surgeon.
Revision rhinoplasty may vary as minor or major revision operations. Minor revision operation takes approximately 45 minutes. Major revision operation time can be 5-6 hours.
When is Revision Nose Surgery required?
It is normal to wait for the result to be obtained as soon as possible in aesthetic surgeries. However, it should be remembered that recovery after surgery will take a long time and there may be swelling that changes during the day. Although achieving the final shape of the nose varies from person to person, it usually requires 1-2 years. After the nose takes its final shape, 10% secondary interventions may be required for undesirable situations. Therefore, people who had rhinoplasty surgery should be patient and wait for their nasal structures to recover well before making a decision for secondary rhinoplasty.
According to the medical literature data, at the rate of 5-20% revision interventions are present after rhinoplasty surgery. So, “when should the revision surgery done at the earliest?” it is 1-2 years after surgery. The exact time will become clear after your discussions with your doctor.
In Which Conditions Revision Rhinoplasty Is Necessary?
After giving a general information about revision rhinoplasty, we can explain in which situations revision rhinoplasty may be required for those who are not satisfied with nose surgery.
1. Breathing Problems
One of the reasons for having nose operations is complaining of not being able to breathe. If the breathing problems have started or continue after the operation, this can be corrected with a 15-20 minute procedure.
2. Droopy Tip
Related to the weakness of the cartilages on the tip of the nose or thickness and oiliness of the nasal skin there may appear a droopy tip appearance. When this happens, surgical intervention may be required to revise it. After the revision nose surgery, the relevant negative situation will improve.
3. Nasal Adhesion
After nose surgery, excessive nasal adhesion may occur in the nasal tissues. If the adhesion situation does not disturb the person visually or functionally, it would be best not to be touched. However, if there is an uncomfortable situation, it must be corrected by surgical intervention.
4. Crookedness of the Nose
There is no possibility of a 100% improvement in the nose, which is crooked before the nose surgery. The main goal in crooked nose surgeries is to improve the nose compared to its preoperative state. However, revised nose surgery may be required if the crookedness of the nose becomes worse than preoperative state or if the same crookedness continues.
5. Occurrence of Visible Irregularities
After the rhinoplasty surgery, there is a 1-2 year recovery period for the nose to reach the final result. If there are irregularities such as dents, bumps, and collapses on the nasal surface after the healing process is completed, it may need to be corrected with revision rhinoplasty.
6. Getting a Trauma (injury) on the Nose
The person who had nose surgery after the surgery should never get a trauma or injury to the nose during the period indicated by his doctor. He should be very careful with any hits, strikes and collisions. Otherwise, the nose may be damaged and revision nose surgery may be required.
7. Patient and Doctor aren’t Happy with the Outcome
If the final outcome after the healing process is completed makes the patient or the surgeon unhappy, or both, it may need to be corrected with revision rhinoplasty.
Which Technique Should Be Applied for Revision Rhinoplasty?
Challenging revision cases can be handled by the Closed Atraumatic Technique due to protect the anatomy of the nose, prevent tissue damage and eliminate scarring on the tip of the nose. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suleyman TAS handles revision cases with the Closed Atraumatic Technique since he doesn’t have visualization problems owing to the deep knowledge of the whole nasal anatomy, extended experience and using the latest endoscopic technology, even if the previous surgeries were performed with the open technique. As described, closed rhinoplasty has many advantages. Among the most important of these are situations such as faster recovery process and no scar. If you want to have more information on the other advantages of closed rhinoplasty, you can use the link.
Process of the Revision Rhinoplasty
In this part of our article, we will give some information about the revision rhinoplasty process. Before the surgery, the deformations should be determined well and explained to the patient who will have the surgery. The patient should be informed about the interventions to be performed during the operation. The level of expectation and realistic results that can be achieved after the surgery should be evaluated together with the plastic surgeon. The first step in revision rhinoplasty surgery is a detailed examination. If the operation process is decided after the detailed examination, the date of surgery is determined. Preparations are planned for preoperative analysis and anesthesia. Revision rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. It is recommended to stay in the hospital for 1 night after revision nose surgery. After 1 week the cast and tampons are removed, right after social life can be resumed.
How many hours does revision rhinoplasty surgery last?
The total duration of the revision surgery depends on the number of interventions needs to be performed to address the present deformities. One of the factors determining total duration is the need of additional operation site. Due to the intervention and deformation in revision rhinoplasty, cartilage inside the nose may not be enough for most of the time. In this case, it is necessary to take cartilage from behind the ear or rib. As in most of the surgeries performed by Assoc.Prof.Dr.Suleyman TAS if the patient has functional problems they are resolved at the same time with the aesthetical concerns. Doctor Suleyman Tas never ends the surgeries until he is totally satisfied with the final appearance. Therefore, revision nose surgeries take between 1 and 5 hours on average.
Recovery After Revision Rhinoplasty
The revision rhinoplasty healing process takes longer than the patients who had no previous nose surgery. The damage from the previous surgery or surgeries of the patient directly affects the new surgery process. Unexpected minor problems may occur after a successful revision rhinoplasty. Surgical or non-surgical interventions can be performed to address these problems. Total recovery period after revision rhinoplasty can reach up to 2 years. Since the recovery period is quite long, it requires patience from the patient. In order to affect positively and speed up the healing process; the person who will undergo surgery must have prepared himself psychologically apart from the financial and spiritual process. He should establish a trust-based relationship with his doctor and think positively. During the recovery period after revision rhinoplasty, he / she should follow up with his doctor and follow the given instructions religiously.
Choosing a doctor for Revision Rhinoplasty
As we mentioned earlier, revision rhinoplasty occurs in cases such as choosing the wrong plastic surgeon, wrong interventions or getting an injury on the nose. The revision rhinoplasty process is a more difficult process compared to the processes of patients who have not been operated previously. It requires deep knowledge and extended experience from the doctor especially if the rib or ear cartilage has to be harvested. For all these and similar reasons, you should be careful in your research. You should investigate all the details and try to choose the best revision rhinoplasty doctor for you. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suleyman TAS has proven himself in revision rhinoplasty by handling more than 2500 challenging revision cases so far with the Closed Atraumatic Technique. There are countless deformities he has addressed such as pig nose deformity, open roof deformity, inverted V deformity, perforations in the septum, hard as stone tips, dorsal irregularities, collapses, crookedness and so on.
Revision Rhinoplasty Prices
Revision rhinoplasty prices vary according to the scope of the surgery to be performed. As Functional and aesthetical interventions required to reconstruct and repair each nose are different, so the prices may vary as well. Other factors that determine the revision rhinoplasty prices include the duration of hospital stay, the doctor performing the surgery, the hospital where the surgery is performed. For more information related the secondary rhinoplasty prices you may visit below article.
We have come to the end of our blog post about revision rhinoplasty. In the article we tried to give detailed information on the subject and tried to answer the questions such as “What is revision rhinoplasty?” and “When is Revision Nose Surgery required?” To learn more about secondary nose surgery you may contact us via +90 543 456 36 93.