After undergoing a primary rhinoplasty, you may be experiencing a cosmetic problem or even the inability to breathe normally. After a failed nose surgery, it’s understandable for someone to be apprehensive about undergoing revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Michael T. Somenek is a compassionate secondary rhinoplasty surgeon who will thoroughly discuss the concerns you have about your nose with the goal of correcting both cosmetic and functional issues.
Revision Rhinoplasty to Fix Challenging Nose Surgery Problems
Dr. Somenek’s skill and experience in secondary rhinoplasty have led him to take on some of the most challenging primary botched nose jobs. Revision rhinoplasty is a delicate and demanding procedure because there is less cartilage available with which to correct functional and cosmetic problems.
Incomplete or over-correction of the nose is a common issue tackled in revision rhinoplasty. This occurs when the structure of the nose has been compromised in the primary surgery resulting in an over-resected nose with a hanging columella. The columella is the skin and cartilage dividing the nostrils below the septum.
A hanging columella is one that protrudes or extends downward making the nose look disproportionate to other facial features. This result also leads to breathing problems because the structural support of the nose has been unsuitably altered.
Correction of Cosmetic and Functional Problems
Revision rhinoplasty is the practice of using cartilage from the ear or costal rib to perform corrective surgery on the nose. The goal of secondary rhinoplasty is to restore integrity to the nose and improve breathing. Cartilage grafts are used to reinforce the structure of the nose while reshaping it for a more attractive appearance.
Major corrective issues are:
- Noticeable scarring
- Tissue contracture
- Cartilage loss
- Tightening within the nose
There are many benefits of revision rhinoplasty that should’ve been expected from the primary nose surgery procedure.
These benefits include:
- Improved facial symmetry
- Improved breathing
- Corrected nasal function
- Rejuvenated appearance
- Overall self-confidence boost
It’s Time to Renew Your Confidence with Revision Rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasty by Dr. Michael T. Somenek can help restore a more natural and attractive appearance to your nose. Contact Somenek+Pittman MD today to schedule your secondary nose surgery consultation today.