Previous Nasal Surgery

The Rhinoplasty Clinic Pte Ltd.

What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Previous nose jobs gone wrong may cause frustration in patients due to following reasons:

  • Alar Retraction
  • Disproportionate Tip Rotation
  • Nasal Valve Collapse
  • Nose Deformation
  • Visible Nose Implant
  • Nose infection developed post-surgery

In addition, the patient’s cartilage structures may be evidently visible through the nose skin, thereby giving the person witch-like appearance.

Therefore, bad nose jobs may cause subtle changes in an individual’s nose structure, which can drastically increase their stress levels. And so, it becomes imperative to consult a well-experienced rhinoplasty surgeon to address this problem through a nose job revision rhinoplasty surgery. It is a highly advanced procedure that requires a deep understanding of the delicate parts of the nose. It is unarguably one of the most demanding cosmetic procedures that also play a pivotal role in the mechanics of functional breathing.

So What Should You Do?

Since the previous septoplasty for breathing problems may often cause the removal of your precious septal cartilage (ideal for rhinoplasty). Thus, the previous rhinoplasty would also similarly mean that these cartilages may be used up. The take home messages are:

1) It is very important to inform your surgeon truthfully of any previous nasal surgery, as the lack of available materials can sometimes mean needing a rib harvest. Failure to restore proper support because consent was not taken for a rib harvest can mean a collapsed or contracted nose needing further surgeries.

2) If you are considering septoplasty for breathing problems, also consider if you want any augmentation at the same time. It is better to have them done at the same time or there is a chance you may need a rib harvest should you want cosmetic improvements in future.

When is the best time for revision rhinoplasty to correct previous nose surgery defects?

It is advisable to go for a revision rhinoplasty only after a gap of six months, post the first nasal surgery. Patients with improperly done rhinoplasty are suggested to wait for a couple of months to enable sufficient recovery time for the nose tissues to get soft and stable again. Nevertheless, in the following cases re-surgery can be performed without waiting extensively for a longer duration:

  • Nose Inflammation
  • Visible Implantation
  • Reddening of the Nose Bridge
  • Other critical risks that necessitate urgent re-surgery

Dr. Tan Kar Su has performed a number of complex revision rhinoplasty surgeries by using advanced approaches to repair the patient’s cosmetic and functional abilities.

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