In Boca Raton
What Is A Revision Rhinoplasty or Secondary Rhinoplasty?
A revision rhinoplasty, also referred to as secondary rhinoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that attempts to address problems, complications, or trauma following previous rhinoplasty surgery. The secondary rhinoplasty may be performed to address cosmetic concerns that were not properly met on the first procedure, such as healing problems, and or cosmetic issues which became apparent several months after the swelling has gone down. The revision rhinoplasty is a very delicate, complex, and challenging procedure to perform successfully with only 1-2 millimeters between failure and success. That is why it is imperative to select a surgeon who is not only an experienced and qualified rhinoplasty surgeon, but also a revision rhinoplasty specialist who is familiar with the very delicate and complicated procedure of repairing the nose following a previous (primary) rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience and excellence in plastic surgery procedures especially rhinoplasty procedures. At his office in Boca Raton, FL, revision rhinoplasty procedures are routinely performed with precision and excellence.
Patients often feel like they stand out in a crowd since it is very hard to hide an incongruous nose. It is obvious that every patient has to be individually evaluated and a comprehensive plan will be different for each and every patient. There is no one “cookie-cutter” alternative. It is also unfortunate that a patient who has already spent money on a previous procedure is experiencing problems or complications. However, by offering revision rhinoplasty in Boca Raton FL, we help patients recover and experience improvement from functional or cosmetic concerns that have arisen from a previous procedure. For example, some patients actually have a beautiful nose but are unable to breathe out of it; while others have a distorted cosmetic appearance and no problem breathing; while a third possibility is an unfortunate patient that complains of cosmetic discrepancies and breathing problems.
Revision Rhinoplasty Procedures
A primary rhinoplasty attempts to create an aesthetically pleasing look that creates harmony between form and function and the face. Parts of the cartilaginous septum and other supporting cartilages are trimmed, or altered as is often the nasal pyramid to create the cosmetically blended rhinoplasty. The skin envelope is expected to re-drape ever so beautifully over the structural changes created in the primary rhinoplasty.
Because in a previous rhinoplasty most commonly a patient’s septum has either been partially or completely removed during the primary rhinoplasty, these structural changes often complicate the secondary or revision rhinoplasty procedure. To make matters worse the cartilage and bone that have been left have already been deformed and scarred. The septum is the prime material that is needed to create a successful revision nasal surgery. Also, the skin that is left after a primary rhinoplasty has become either too thick or too thin. This scarred tissue is challenging to treat. There is always some form of scar contracture – this can compromise the nasal airway and certainly deform or twist the remaining nasal cartilage. This is the reason why this secondary rhinoplasty is a very complicated and challenging procedure, especially when the patient often struggles to breathe through their nose. The nasal passages and or nasal valves themselves have been compromised in order to give a more beautiful nose. The old rule says, “form must follow function.” If this rule is violated, it results in problems and complications that are seen in secondary rhinoplasties.
In Boca Raton, revision rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Berman uses different solutions to remedy these problems. Often, an open structure rhinoplasty is performed to do this. Whether a closed or open rhinoplasty is performed, a post-operative splint is fashioned to help keep the nose’s new shape, minimize post-operative swelling, and stabilize the nasal bones that are often repositioned. A fiberglass splint is worn post-operatively for at least 7-10 days.
Locating a Boca Raton FL Revision Rhinoplasty Specialist
At our plastic surgery office located in Boca Raton, revision rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Berman’s specialties. Dr. Berman understands how complex a revision rhinoplasty is and that is why we place a strong emphasis on both the functional and aesthetic aspects of this procedure. Our patient’s desires and concerns are our top priority when it comes to undergoing any surgery, especially a secondary or revision rhinoplasty. Our state-of-the-art facilities are fully licensed and accredited. We are committed to providing our patients with exceptional expertise by offering the most advanced procedures that help our patients have an aesthetically beautiful nose, as well as one that lets them breathe normally. If you are looking for more information on undergoing a secondary or revision rhinoplasty near Boca Raton, FL, please contact our office at 561-417-0171 to schedule a private consultation today.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.