Understanding Revision Rhinoplasty & Why Patient’s Want This Procedure
Rhinoplasty is agreed by most plastic surgeons to be one of the most challenging cosmetic procedures. This is true for many reasons, mainly that the nose is the most visible facial feature and is a complex structure. Rhinoplasty requires an expert hand to simultaneously correct any deformities while also keeping the optimal function of the nose. One cannot complete cosmetic rhinoplasty without optimizing nasal airway function. Dr. Sadati is an expert facial plastic surgeon with years of experience providing patients with beautiful noses that are functional.
Revision rhinoplasty applies to patients that have previously undergone a rhinoplasty procedure with unsatisfactory results and wish for improvement. This improvement could be desired for either the appearance or the function of the nose. This is a difficult aesthetic case for many plastic surgeons for various reasons. Dr. Sadati has specializes in revision rhinoplasty procedures but recognizes the challenges that they present.
For one, when patients are unhappy with their previous surgery, they may not understand that getting more surgery done may not be able to completely correct some cosmetic deformities that were not addressed prior or have occurred since. After surgery, many people have scar tissue this tissue can make the revision surgery difficult and can limit the final results. More scar tissue can occur after the revision rhinoplasty as well. Also, cartilage is usually needed in revision rhinoplasty to replace damaged or deficient cartilage from the prior rhinoplasty.
A common occurrence in revision rhinoplasty cases is the deviation of the nasal septum along with deficiencies in cartilage. Sometimes nasal obstruction is caused by a collapse of the tip cartilage, this results in external valve collapse. To help improve the appearance and functionality of the nose, surgeons typically require the use of “spreader grafts,” which are cartilage grafts that help open the narrowed area.
For revision rhinoplasty, cartilage is typically required to support the structure for the tip and bridge of the nose. Many times septal cartilage is deficient, in cases like these many surgeons may use cartilage from other body parts, particularly the ear. Often soft tissue irregularities occur along the bridge or tip of the nose and may need tissue that acts as a natural filler. Along with cartilage and soft tissue use, scarring within the nose from the previous rhinoplasty requires the use of skin grafts to reopen the distorted nasal airway.
Dr. Sadati is an excellent, highly sought-after facial plastic surgeon but he will go over what to expect from a revision rhinoplasty during the consultation appointment. Dr. Sadati will go over your individual concerns and explain what you can expect in detail, so you have realistic expectations from this surgery.
If you are considering revision rhinoplasty then talk to Dr. Sadati. He is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has built his practice on the philosophy that plastic surgery is an art. Dr. Sadati is renowned for his excellent, natural-looking rhinoplasty results. To see how his revision rhinoplasty techniques could benefit you, contact the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery to schedule a consultation.