Undergoing facial plastic surgery is a great option to consider if you would like to look your very best. This is particularly true with regard to the appearance of the nose. Just a slight adjustment to the contours of the nose can leave you looking dramatically different. When you meet with a skilled plastic surgeon, you can achieve excellent results.
There are complications that can affect the quality and nature of your rhinoplasty, however. One such complication to look out for is scar tissue. We’d like to consider that matter right now and how a revision rhinoplasty can help you.
Some basics on rhinoplasty first. A rhinoplasty is a facial plastic surgery procedure that involves the reshaping of the nose. This may involve the removal of bumps and ridges, the straightening of the bridge, and even the alteration of the internal structures of the nasal passageways.
Problems Related to Scar Tissue After Rhinoplasty
Scar tissue is a given after any sort of surgery. In the case of rhinoplasty, the scar tissue forms between the skin and the cartilage of the nose. In serious cases, the scar tissue can alter the appearance of the nose, marring the ideal cosmetic results that patients hoped to have achieved.
Is a revision rhinoplasty possible for this problem?
Yes. It is possible to remove scar tissue that forms after a rhinoplasty if this scar tissue affects the appearance of the nose.
What does the process entail?
Revision rhinoplasty for the removal of scar tissue can be quite complicated. Surgeons need to work carefully in order to remove the scar tissue itself without affecting the blood supply to the nose. It’s a delicate process of determining the right tissue to revise and remove.
Overall, this kind of revision surgery can take up to four hours to perform. The healing time for patients will often be longer following this revision surgery than after the primary rhinoplasty.
Are there other options for addressing scar tissue?
For some patients, a better option to deal with scar tissue after rhinoplasty is the careful use of cortisone injections, which can help treat excessive scar tissue formation. This is a non-surgical treatment rather than a surgical one, and eligibility for it will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
During your consultation for a rhinoplasty revision procedure, all of your options will be addressed in full detail.
Weighing All of Your Options for Aesthetic Enhancement
When it comes to revision surgery or the primary rhinoplasty, it’s important that patients carefully weigh all of their options for care. By understanding all of the risks and benefits involved with a procedure, greater patient satisfaction is possible. We will be sure to discuss all matters with you in great detail so you can make informed decisions about the treatment process.
Learn More About Corrective Plastic Surgery
If you would like to learn more about revision rhinoplasty and how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our Manhattan and Long Island plastic surgery centers today. Our team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve excellent results through effective cosmetic surgery treatment.