Dr Mooney completes revision rhinoplasty from both a closed and open approach depending on the complexity and requirements of the particular case. Extra tissue (cartilage) is often used in a reconstructive rhinoplasty revision. This is usually taken from the septum of the nose, from behind the ear – or from the rib. Dr Mooney always prefers to use autologous materials (obtained from the individual) for rhinoplasty revision rather than implants due to the risk of rejection, infection, or extrusion.
Revision rhinoplasty patients are likely to experience a similar recovery to their primary rhinoplasty, although in some cases, especially with closed technique – recovery can be of much shorter duration. Similarly to primary rhinoplasty, patients may need to wear an external nasal cast and internal nasal splints for 5 days post surgery. You may also have removable stitches between your nostrils if you have undergone open rhinoplasty. Although some improvements may be seen immediately, the end result will not be determined until 6-12 months post revision after complete healing has taken place and all swelling has subsided.
New injectable rhinoplasty techniques are evolving and used extensively in our clinic. We often consider these in cases where the cosmetic flaws are minimal. Other conservative techniques such as in-clinic procedures can often obviate the need for revision surgery altogether.
Revision rhinoplasty can be a challenging presentation, but one that, if negotiated carefully can result in happy healthy patients.
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