Do you have any second thoughts about your primary rhinoplasty surgery? If you are among the masses of people who are looking to correct problems relating to the repositioning of the cartilage and bones of the nose, a secondary rhinoplasty will benefit you.

There are some errors that a surgeon can commit due to inexperience or an unfortunate sequence of events. Most often, patients opt for a secondary rhinoplasty to redefine the previous surgery or make changes because of aging or other external factors.

The key aspects that you can consider are the areas that need support or reshaping, nasal balance, and function before your revision rhinoplasty surgery.

Here are Some of the Most Common Problems that a Secondary Rhinoplasty Can Correct

  • The discomfort felt from an obstruction in the nasal passage.
  • Incorrect repositioning of the cartilage or nasal bones.
  • Asymmetry.
  • A very narrow nasal tip
  • An enlarged or shortened nose bridge/bump.

The Benefits of a Secondary Rhinoplasty Surgery

A Boost in Self-esteem and Self-confidence
A skilled and experienced rhinoplasty surgeon will make the necessary adjustments required to create asymmetry and alignment in your facial structure, which will, in turn, boost your self-confidence.

It Makes Breathing Easier
With a secondary rhinoplasty surgery, you will be able to breathe more comfortably. Anything that causes an interruption in your breathing can be analyzed and corrected with this surgery. It can open up your nasal pathway to make more room for oxygen that you breathe in.

Healthier Life
When the nasal passage is obstructed, it can result in a lack of sleep, poor athletic ability, and a general discomfort overall. It can seep into your daily life and cause numerous problems. A secondary rhinoplasty will fix these issues by making the required adjustments to the structure of the nose or fix any abnormalities that may be present.

Secondary Rhinoplasty Surgery Procedure

Consult your Doctor
First, you need to schedule a consultation with your doctor to get an external examination that focuses on irregular aspects of your nose, any asymmetry that’s present, the thickness of your skin, and the nasal bump. Your doctor may scan your nose to get a better idea of what technique you need to use to produce the correct results.

Duration of the Surgery
Most revision rhinoplasty surgeries take about two and a half to three hours to complete. The time period depends upon the issues that need to be corrected or adjusted.

Prep Before the Surgery
Your doctor will provide you with instructions that you will need to follow before the surgery to ensure the best results possible. These instructions will include stopping the use of tobacco products and alcohol for some time and that you stop taking certain medications.

Before the initial incisions are made, your doctor will give you an anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the whole process. It helps in reducing any form of discomfort that may be felt during the surgery.

Open Technique
During the revised rhinoplasty, your doctor will make use of the open technique to gain a more clear visual of your nasal anatomy. The open technique helps in optimizing and improving the surgery.

Restructuring the Nose
In some cases, your surgeon may use injectable fillers to fix small defects after the primary surgery is completed.

It is also common for the doctor to recommend the use of your own cartilage, sourced from another location on your body, to help repair the nose.

Once the necessary corrections are made, you will need to rest and relax for a couple of weeks to recover. Once you have fully healed, you will see the brand new shape of your nose.

Contact MetropolitanMD in Chicago for a Revision Rhinoplasty

A revision rhinoplasty is the perfect solution for those who have previously had a rhinoplasty done, but aren’t too happy with the results. If this sounds like you, contact MetropolitanMD to schedule a consultation in our Chicago office.