Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Does Revision Rhinoplasty Take Longer to Heal?

Many of my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients desiring to revise a botched nose job think it requires a small adjustment or nip/tuck. Most revision rhinoplasty surgeries require much more than that and the surgery is much more complicated.

Every time someone enters the nose or operates on the nose, scar tissue is left behind and surrounds the cartilaginous framework of the nose. This makes it quite difficult to manipulate, shape, and sculpt this cartilage. After revision rhinoplasty, more scar tissue is laid down on top of the original scar tissue. This makes the wound healing process a little less predictable. It also leads to longer healing time and more swelling.

Patients considering revision rhinoplasty should understand the complexity of the procedure and have appropriate expectations for their result. Improvement is the ultimate goal with revision rhinoplasty and a healthy understanding of your goals and expectations should be met between you and your rhinoplasty surgeon.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, TX.