Revision Nose Surgery

The nose is pyramidal in shape, consisting of cartilage and a roof made of bone. The internal nose is divided into the right and left nasal cavaties by the ‘nasal septum’, which consists of cartilage and bone. There may be narrowing in the nasal passages, through which air passes while breathing, for different reasons. This causes breathing difficulties. The reason for these nasal obstructions is nasal septum deviation or turbinate hypertrophy.

Another type of nasal blockage is caused by the moving parts (nasal valve area) that we call the nose wings. These nasal obstructions may be congenital or may occur due to surgery or trauma.

Since nose surgeries are performed on a living tissue, unforeseen problems may occur after the surgery. In such cases, which can be experienced in approximately 10% of rhinoplasty surgeries, a second revision surgery may be necessary.

At least one year should pass after the first rhinoplasty, in order to perform a revision nose surgery.

How Revision Nose Surgery Works?

Revision rhinoplasty is performed by using cartilage grafts removed from the backside of the patient’s ear or from his/her ribs during the procedure. In revision surgeries, the aim is to provide that the patient has a healthy nose in terms of aesthetics and functionality.

Points to Consider In Order To Avoid Revision Nose Surgery?

  • No doctor would like his/her patient to require a revision surgery after the rhinoplasty he/she has performed. Therefore, a very good examination and a surgical planning is needed before the operation.
  • In addition, being meticulous in your search for finding the right clinic for your operation will prevent future disappointments.
  • A clinic experienced in rhinoplasty should be preferred.
  • A clear communication should be established with the doctor for examination and evaluation.
  • Pre- and postoperative plans should be discussed in detail.
  • Full information should be obtained about the problems that may arise during or after the operation.
  • The operation must be performed in a fully equipped operating room.

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