Rhinoplasty is one of the more difficult procedures in plastic surgery. Revision rhinoplasty is an even more difficult procedure as there is significant scar tissue left behind after initial rhinoplasty. This scar tissue envelops the remaining cartilage and makes reshaping that cartilage more difficult. I frequently have to let my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients know that the healing process does take longer with a revision and the nasal swelling after revision rhinoplasty will take longer to dissipate. This is simply due to a new layer of scar tissue on top of the old layer. Frequently, cartilage grafts are used during revision rhinoplasty which will also cause increased swelling.
Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.