Rhinoplasty can dramatically improve a person’s facial appearance, or resolve medical problems such as breathing difficulty from a deviated septum. As with all surgical procedures, however, there is always a risk that complications can occur. That’s why it’s important to find an experienced surgeon with an outstanding reputation, such as Dr. Daniel Becker, before having rhinoplasty. While surgery always carries risk, Dr. Becker has spent his career thinking about ways to reduce the risks and increase the benefits that rhinoplasty can bring. When you look at testimonials from patients, you will see that Dr Becker has spent his career dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in rhinoplasty. Patients come from far and wide seeking a revision rhinoplasty expert, they wish for Dr. Becker to correction problems from a surgery performed elsewhere. Dr. Becker therefore has extensive experience in repairing complications that can arise from rhinoplasty. Let’s take a look at the complications that can occur after rhinoplasty and how they can be remedied.
Problems that occur as a result of rhinoplasty can affect the function of the nose, resulting in breathing difficulties that may not have been present before. All rhinoplasty procedures will alter the structure of the nose itself, so it’s important that the rhinoplasty surgeon maintains, or even strengthens, the nasal airway. If this passage becomes obstructed, it may become very difficult to breathe through the nose, and this can cause fatigue and sleeping problems, as well as result in problem snoring. If functional complications occur, it’s important that they’re addressed as quickly as possible.
Most people have rhinoplasty because they want to improve the shape and appearance of their nose. It could be that they have a twist or hump in the middle, that their nose is too thick or too thin, or that the tip has started to droop. These can all have a major impact on the way that others see us, and on how we feel about ourselves. People, rightly, expect to come out of surgery with a nose that looks more like they always wanted it to be. Unfortunately, complications arising from a botched rhinoplasty can make the nose look worse rather than better. This can be very damaging to a patient’s self-esteem, but it’s important to realize that in skilled hands the complications can generally be overcome.
How Revision Rhinoplasty Can Combat Complications
Because they had difficulties from the primary rhinoplasty, some patients with complications may be reluctant about having further rhinoplasty procedures to correct the complications. This secondary rhinoplasty, also known as revision rhinoplasty, can do much to correct both aesthetic and functional problems and give the patient the nose that they were initially looking for. Revision rhinoplasty typically takes longer than initial rhinoplasty, and recovery times can be a bit longer, because of the presence of scar tissue and structural changes within the nose. For this reason, it should only be carried out by specialists in revision rhinoplasty such as Dr Becker.
How Does Revision Rhinoplasty Work?
The type of revision rhinoplasty procedure used will vary depending upon the complication that the patient has. It may be that not enough was taken off initially, known as an under-resection, so the surgeon will take off a little more and a little more until the optimal results are achieved. If too much has been taken off, an over-resection, then the procedure will be a little more complicated. The surgeon may have to take a graft, typically from the septum or inside of the ear, to help re-shape the nose. To find out more or to make an appointment, contact Dr. Becker today.
Here are two patients who had a rhinoplasty elsewhere (before pictures on the left),then a revision rhinoplasty by Dr Becker (after pictures on the right).