Rhinoplasty is a surgery designed to alter the shape and structure of the nose. When you had your first rhinoplasty, you may have felt, the result would be exactly what you desire. You may never have anticipated a nasal collapse.

Often, the surgeon whom you entrust with your rhinoplasty might end up removing too much cartilage. This can lead to a condition that is known as nasal collapse. If this happens to you, then you require a secondary rhinoplasty or a revision rhinoplasty. This is a corrective procedure to make necessary modifications that will improve your nose’s appearance.

Other than nasal collapse many people may want a secondary rhinoplasty so that they can improve upon the finer details that were missed during the first surgery.

In case of nasal collapse, there are many problems that the patient might suffer from. These include an obstruction of the nasal airway, a prominent nose appearance, and the valves inside the nostrils might collapse.

The tip and the side of the nose may not have a proportionate look to it. No noticeable difference. A complete change in the appearance of the nose giving it a crooked or extremely modified look. A very common reason for nasal bridge collapse is the absence of cartilage or the depletion of cartilage after the primary rhinoplasty.

Types Of Secondary Rhinoplasty

Depending on what had gone wrong with your first rhinoplasty, the revision or secondary rhinoplasty would be planned accordingly. You might get an open or closed revision rhinoplasty. If there are only minor corrections that need to be made, then a closed approach is used to perform the surgery. Negligible changes can easily be achieved by a closed procedure.

However, in cases where more significant changes must be made to the structure of the nose, an open rhinoplasty is used to perform the procedure.

Using this technique will give your doctor a better view of the treatment area, allowing him to make more significant changes to the structure of your nose. In many cases, cartilage from an ear or even the rib is used to give the nose the desired structure.

Secondary Rhinoplasty Risk Factors and Recovery

Never get a revision or secondary rhinoplasty done by anybody other than an expert. A seasoned surgeon will be able to deliver you the best result. There are certain unavoidable circumstances under which you may require further surgery.

Generally speaking, however, an experienced surgeon can surely correct any flaw left by the primary rhinoplasty. The recovery time depends on the extent of the revision procedure.

Many people who go through with a rhinoplasty for the first time suffer from modifications to the septum in the nose to degrees that might be too extreme. Getting the nose overcorrected is not a great idea, as it can adversely affect the functionality of your nose and the way it looks. Such a nose appears fake as it does not sit well with the rest of your facial features.

Before undergoing a procedure such as this, you should first tell your doctor about your initial surgery and what you didn’t like about it. This will help him construct a plan to help you correct the problems you have with your nose and produce the one you desire.

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If you’re interested in learning more about the revision rhinoplasty procedure, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jason Roth today. Dr Roth can help correct any problems that occurred with your nose in the past and get you the one you’ve always wanted.