Every patient presents with inherent challenges, but in those seeking improvement of deformities caused by a previous operation on the nose the difficulty is greater. Revision rhinoplasty entails re-operating on a nose to repair a poor outcome. It is a procedure largely considered amongst the most challenging in plastic surgery.
Stemming from unpredictable scarring or tissue contracture and often a paucity of cartilage cartilaginous there is increased difficulty and complexity to providing aesthetic and functional improvement. The complexity of the procedure varies greatly, and is best assessed with a proper in-person analysis. From minor irregularities for which non-surgical options such as the use of fillers (liquid rhinoplasty) may suffice to complete. To complete reconstruction of the nose, requiring adequate cartilage support which in many cases is no longer available from the septum leaving only the options of harvesting rib cartilage or using cadaveric rib cartilage.
A failed rhinoplasty with obvious deformity is one of the more distressing experiences a plastic surgery patient can endure, greatly affecting self-esteem. Both of our board certified plastic surgeons have extensive experience with this type of revision surgery, routinely performing secondary or tertiary rhinoplasties.
Whether you’re seeking treatment for cosmetic or functional purposes, Dr. Rosenberg and Dr. Pathak can help you achieve your goals through expertly applied surgical skill and a natural aesthetic touch. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about Rhinoplasty, one of our surgeons’ favorite operations.