While most patients are satisfied with their original rhinoplasty, some may require an additional procedure to further correct the shape or function of their nose. This procedure is often more complicated than the first surgery because of the presence of scar tissue and the need to use cartilage to replace damaged or deficient cartilage removed in the previous procedure.
A special consultation is required for any patient who is interested in this procedure to determine if they meet the candidacy requirements for treatment.
Reasons for Surgery
There are a number of medical or aesthetic reasons a patient may wish to undergo revision rhinoplasty. The most common include:
- Nasal airway obstruction
- Collapse of cartilage or nasal bones
- Overdone nose job
- Internal and external nasal valve collapse
- Worsened asymmetry
- Over reduction or inadequate reduction of bridge hump
- Not enough of a cosmetic change
- Excessive or inadequate tip projection
- Excessively pinched tip
- Thickened scar tissue
Call ENT of Athens at (706) 546-7908 for more information or to schedule an appointment.