Revision rhinoplasty is typically a more complex procedure than primary rhinoplasty and may require additional techniques and maneuvers. Dissection during revision rhinoplasty of the skin from the cartilage can be very difficult as their is a layer of scar tissue that must be traversed. This scar tissue can envelop the cartilage and weaken it significantly.
Septal cartilage may have also been used during original rhinoplasty leading to the need for other sources of cartilage such as ear cartilage or rib cartilage during revision rhinoplasty.
The results of revision rhinoplasty are less predictable than primary rhinoplasty as there will now be a layer of scar tissue formed over the original layer of scar tissue.
Dr. Funk is a revision rhinoplasty expert in Houston.