Secondary nose surgery is a surgical intervention to resolve problems that have not been corrected in a previous rhinoplasty. The surgical intervention aims to improve both aesthetic and functional problems. Also called revision rhinoplasty, this procedure involves an aesthetic and reconstructive nasal reshaping. Secondary rhinoplasty is much more complex than primary rhinoplasty. Therefore, the surgeon's experience in this field and his competency in using advanced techniques is very important.
The most common complaints of the individuals admitted for undergoing secondary rhinoplasty include nasal airway obstructions, collapsing cartilage or nasal bones, an artificial look of the nose, collapse of the internal and external nasal valves, asymmetry, excessive shrinkage or insufficient dorsal height, excessive or insufficient projection of the nasal tip, an excessively narrowed down nasal tip, excessive scar tissue formation internally or externally…
Doctor B performs the required revisions for secondary rhinoplasty using either an open or closed approach, whichever will fit for the patient. Typically, an open approach may be preferred if major structural changes are required. Small revisions for recontouring can be performed with a "closed" technique. The decision to use a closed or open approach in secondary rhinoplasty will be made after Doctor B makes a physical examination.
Cartilage grafts (from the septum, ear, or cartilaginous parts from a rib) are often harvested necessarily to achieve aesthetic and functional goals of secondary rhinoplasty.
Candidates of secondary nose surgery (secondary rhinoplasty)
Individuals, who could not get the most of the desired outcomes from the previous rhinoplasty procedure may be the good candidates for secondary rhinoplasty.As with all surgeries, patients should have realistic expectations and have a good health condition.