If you are unhappy with your primary rhinoplasty, secondary or revision surgery can be performed after one year of healing. Dr. Andrew Trussler performs revision – secondary – rhinoplasty with the goal of correcting both functional and cosmetic issues resulting from the primary nose surgery. Because there is less cartilage to work with from the nose, revision rhinoplasty is more difficult to perform.
Revision Rhinoplasty Issues to be Secondarily Addressed
There are many issues created by the previous rhinoplasty that can be secondarily addressed in revision rhinoplasty, including incomplete or over-correction of the nose. Cosmetic and functional issues are corrected using nasal, ear, or rib cartilage to reconstruct the nose.
Some of these are:
- Less nose cartilage
- Tissue contracture
- Tightening within the nose
Revision rhinoplasty can result in the same benefits expected from the primary surgery.
These benefits include:
- Improved facial symmetry
- Rejuvenated appearance
- Improved breathing
- Corrected nasal function
- Overall self-confidence boost
Rhinoplasty – nose job or surgery – is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Andrew Trussler is skilled and experienced in performing all types of rhinoplasties, including:
Common ancillary procedures to reshape the nose for facial harmony include:
- Turbinate reduction
- Correction of deformities
- Chin augmentation
Fitting the nose in conformity with the face entails:
- Reducing the nose
- Augmenting the nose
- Removing a hump
- Narrowing nostril width
- Improving the angle between the nose and lips
- Correcting an injury or birth defect impeding breathing
Noticeable changes to the nose depend on a person’s natural nasal structure, facial shape, and skin thickness.
Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure Basics
Like primary rhinoplasty, revision or secondary surgery to the nose depends on what issues need to be corrected. Some problems may be very complex, while others just need to be polished.
Secondary rhinoplasty entails:
- Removal of residual bone or cartilage from the bridge of the nose
- Shaping adjustments to revise overcorrection in the n primary procedure
- Grafting of cartilage from another area of the body to supplement the nose
It’s Time for You to Consider Revision Rhinoplasty
Regain your confidence to face the world with a revised nose and facial profile. Schedule your secondary rhinoplasty with Dr. Trussler at his Austin, TX practice by calling 512-450-1077 or filling out our contact form.