Monday, April 17, 2017

How many revision rhinoplasties can I have?

Revision rhinoplasty is a complex operation that requires a great deal of experience on the surgeon’s part and reasonable expectation from the patient’s end. Every time a rhinoplasty surgery is performed, there is scar tissue left between the skin and cartilage. This scar tissue surrounds the cartilage making it more difficult to manipulate and shape. The wound healing process with revision rhinoplasty is less predictable than in primary rhinoplasty. There is no magic number as to how many revision rhinoplasties you can limit out on, but there does get to be a point of diminishing returns. It is most important to seek a revision rhinoplasty surgeon who is honest, experienced, and provides you with the adequate information to assure you attaint the rhinoplasty result you desire.

Dr. Funk is a revision rhinoplasty expert in Houston.