Thursday, December 27, 2018

Will revision rhinoplasty take longer to heal?

I have long discussions with my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients informing them that the healing process does take longer than with primary rhinoplasty or first time nose job patients. There are multiple reasons for this. Every time a rhinoplasty is performed, scar tissue is left behind between the skin and cartilage. This scar tissue envelops the cartilage and makes it less malleable and more difficult to shape. After the revision rhinoplasty there is new scar tissue deposited on top of the old scar tissue from the previous rhinoplasty. This leads to longer healing time and less predictable wound healing. One can expect swelling at 3 months with revision rhinoplasty to be the equivalent of swelling at 1 month with primary rhinoplasty which is about 30%.

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