A symmetrical nose, a pleasant expression and an attractive face… All these criteria are considered the building blocks of beauty. In particular, the nose, in terms of its shape and structure, is one of the most important organs that make up this golden ratio on the face. Although the concept of beauty varies from person to person when it comes to facial aesthetics, in general, the common dream of many men and women is to have a beautiful face. However, a nose with congenital deformity or deformation as a result of an accident can cast a shadow over this dream.
In recent years, interest and curiosity in aesthetic operations have been increasing day by day. Of course, the biggest share in this is the changes and new techniques in aesthetic medicine. Nose surgeries take the first place among aesthetic applications. Because now people; they do not hesitate to have rhinoplasty in order to be happier when looking in the mirror, to be admired by others, and to be more prominent in business life. Of course, there may be people who still have deformities, who have aesthetic concerns and who have intranasal problems, even though they have had plastic surgery. This is exactly where revision rhinoplasty (revision rhinoplasty) comes into play.
Revision rhinoplasty is an operation applied to patients who have undergone plastic surgery but complain about their nose structurally and functionally. Correction surgeries are grouped in 2 ways as revision and secondary rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty is when the doctor who performed the first surgery performs a surgical intervention on his patient again. Secondary rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is the process of correcting the aesthetic operation performed by another doctor for the second time by another surgeon.
Many people with rhinoplasty complain that the deformity continues or that they cannot achieve their dream nose. In some cases, it is often observed that healthy breathing is not possible, except for physical problems. In nasal surgeries, it is easier to intervene in the anatomical structure, but it may be difficult to know the condition of the nasal tissues. For this reason, surgical interventions to be performed for the first time are very important. The doctor who will perform the aesthetic nose surgery should be chosen meticulously.
Under the control of the surgeon who is an expert in the field, the shape of the nose should be planned and designed with the patient. Patients who will undergo revision nose surgery should be even more careful. Because the second intervention, in non-expert hands may lead to irreparable results.
So when should patients have revision rhinoplasty surgery?
It should not be rushed to decide on revision surgery. Patients should be patient in this regard. Swelling and bruises on the face after the first aesthetic operation may prevent the new shape of the nose from being seen. It takes a period of 6 to 12 months for the arrangement made on the nose to take effect. Of course, this period may vary according to the anatomical structure of the person or the technique used in the surgery.
After the specified period is completed, if there is still anxiety about the nose, a specialist can be consulted. It should be noted that the success rate of any intervention before this period will be low. It is common among the public that the desired shape can be easily given to the nose in revision surgeries. However, revision rhinoplasty can only be corrected over the shaping done in the first surgical intervention. In other words, the reconstruction of the nose shape cannot be achieved with revision surgeries. For this reason, information that is not based on medical grounds should not be acted upon, and necessary details should be obtained from the professionals of the business.
In revision rhinoplasty, corrections are usually made for droopy nose or upturned nose problems. In addition, interventions are possible for under- or over-received nasal dorsum. Revision surgeries are not a surgical intervention to be taken lightly.
Because after the previous operation, radical changes may have occurred in the cartilage or bone structure of the patient’s nose, at the support point. In such cases, the specialist may need new cartilage grafts to reshape the nose.
Revision is performed by removing cartilage from the ear, ribs or other parts of the body. In some cases, alloplastic, that is, artificial materials may be preferred instead of these methods.
Techniques used for revision rhinoplasty
Two different techniques open and closed are used in revision nose surgeries. If the patient’s nose is damaged and correction is excessive, the open technique is preferred. However, if the patient has problems only on the back of the nose, the closed technique is applied.
Regardless of which open or closed method is used in revision surgeries, the purpose is; the nose looks natural and if there are intranasal problems or breathing problems, they are eliminated.
As in all aesthetic surgeries, care and meticulousness are the first conditions in revision rhinoplasty. For this reason, satisfactory results can only be obtained with the intervention of a specialist and experienced physician.