Revisional Rhinoplasty is a surgery performed to improve or correct results from prior rhinoplasty surgery as a secondary procedure. It is estimated that as many as 12 percent of patients who undergo rhinoplasty will return to a physician seeking revisional rhinoplasty.
Revisional rhinoplasty is a more intricate and complicated procedure. Any rhinoplasty comes with an unavoidable formation of scar tissue. While surgeons account for this when the perform a patient’s first rhinoplasty, there is no way of knowing exactly how densely or how extensively scar tissue will be in the nose of a given patient. It is also important to understand that each rhinoplasty surgery leads to the formation of additional scar tissue and means that additional procedures will have a smaller and smaller likelihood of providing results that are as dramatic. Dealing with scar tissue formation and knowing how to provide the expected results in noses already altered by a previous surgery are elements of the unique challenge that comes with revisional rhinoplasty. Not every rhinoplasty surgeon has the experience or the skill to offer revisional rhinoplasty and not every surgeon is willing to go through the necessary training.
A number of problems such as pinched nostrils, scar contracture, and progressive nasal obstruction, as well as internal and external trauma suffered during over aggressive surgery are commonly addressed through revisional rhinoplasty and patients experiences issues not listed here should not hesitate to contact the doctors at either of the Ordon | Chopra Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery locations. Patients have often acquired results in line with those initially proposed by the surgeon and have since decided that they are unsatisfied with those results. Such patients can be accommodated as well.
At times surgeons may focus too strongly on one aspect of the surgery only to have another aspect suffer the consequences. Surgeons often favor the physical results over the functional results only to have the nose look great but for function to be impeded. While a pre-operative evaluation can help identify the problem and help the surgeon decide where it is best to focus efforts during surgery, the formation of scar tissue cannot be predicted and one of the defining characteristics of quality revisional rhinoplasty specialists, like Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra, is the ability to compensate for unexpected variables safely and efficiently during the fast paced and high stress environment of surgery.
It is important for patients to understand that due to the fact that every rhinoplasty is highly individualized in order to provide patients with unique results, the only way to determine the results possible through revisional rhinoplasty is through a personal consultation.
Consultations with Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra are available through the Ordon | Chopra Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery practice in Palm Desert and our Beverly Hills practice and can be scheduled online through our contact page or over the phone by calling our Beverly Hills location at (310) 248-6250 or our Rancho Mirage location in the Palm Desert at (760) 568-2211.
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