Monday, March 5, 2018

Revision rhinoplasty and scar tissue

Scar tissue with revision rhinoplasty is a complex issue effecting the appearance of the nose. The wound healing process can be quite difficult to predict with revision rhinoplasty due to the fact that the blood supply to the skin may have been interrupted, especially with a previous open rhinoplasty approach. The nose may heal differently also due to significant scar tissue that may have been left behind with a previous rhinoplasty surgery. This scar tissue surrounds and envelops the existing or remaining nose cartilage and makes it more difficult to reshape and work with. There is then a new layer of scar tissue healing over that old layer which makes things even more unpredictable. Due to the scar tissue with revision rhinoplasty, the patient must understand that another nose surgery will provide improvement only. The nose may never be “perfect”.

Dr. Funk is a top revision rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston.