RRevision Rhinoplasty Surgery
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures
Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct any problem areas related to a patient’s first rhinoplasty surgery. Also called, Secondary rhinoplasty, is designed to correct the problems that have either persisted from a previous rhinoplasty or achieve unmet appearance goals. While some issues are easily resolved, some are more challenging.
Dr. Solomon, an OTL Head and Neck Surgeon practicing facial plastic surgery for nearly 20 years has performed thousands of rhinoplasty surgeries in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Rhinoplasty surgery makes up a large portion of the procedures performed by Dr. Solomon. His extensive experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive nasal surgery is comprised of some of the most difficult and challenging cases.
About Secondary Revision Rhinoplasty
Due to the reduction of nose material left behind from the work done in the first rhinoplasty, a secondary rhinoplasty is generally more challenging than a primary rhinoplasty.
Secondary rhinoplasty is potentially challenging to the surgeon because the original tissue has already been altered, and may require reconstruction or rebuilding of the nasal framework to attain ideal rhinoplasty results. Furthermore, the original rhinoplasty surgery will have created scar tissue.
Scar tissue makes separation and repositioning of the remaining cartilage and bones technically more difficult. Secondary rhinoplasty performed by a skilled nasal surgeon, employing meticulous and precise surgical technique can often create significant and dramatic improvement in nasal appearance and function.
Secondary Revision Rhinoplasty
As an expert with thousands upon thousands of surgeries conducted, Dr. Solomon is able to assess each revision rhinoplasty case and determine the anatomical cause contributing to suboptimal cosmetic and functional outcomes after the original rhinoplasty. Understanding such intricacies comes from a career which is focused on cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Solomon has developed a keen sense of judgment and technical skill from the variety of rhinoplasty surgical procedures he has performed.
While every nose is different, Dr. Solomon has likely treated a case similar to yours in the past. A surgeon who tells you that he has no photos or that it is unethical to show photos likely does not have results that he wishes to share. All of our patients displayed online have provided consent and are generally proud of the results achieved by Dr. Solomon of Solomon Facial Plastic, located at the Solomon Nasal and Facial Surgery Centre.
How To Achieve A Natural Looking Nose?
From a surgical perspective, a natural-looking nose has gentle transitions between each aesthetic sub-unit of the nose: the bridge, the tip, the alae, and the columella. The transitions should be soft and free from extreme angles or sharp lines. With some rhinoplasty procedures, the nose has been made to look unnatural with transitions between the different subunits that look artificial. Therefore the primary aim of rhinoplasty surgery is to create gentle transitions between sub-units and to take into account the patient’s goals, facial features and nasal characteristics.
Common Concerns Of Patients Considering Revision Rhinoplasty
Anxiety is common. The prospect of an additional rhinoplasty surgery can understandably cause some feelings of anxiety and caution. But those same emotions can actually help patients proceed carefully and find a facial cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon they feel comfortable with. Learning more about your current nasal condition and what improvements can be made will help you become more comfortable making a decision to proceed. As an expert rhinoplasty surgeon for both primary and revision rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Solomon has the experience and skill to assess your situation and identify your areas of concern. He will help you understand which refinements and alterations are possible for your unique anatomy, through revision rhinoplasty surgery.
Frustration and confusion can also be common when considering a second procedure. Not knowing what improvements are needed for your nose, or how to proceed can be just as frustrating as knowing exactly what needs to be done, but not being able to find the right surgeon for you. Dr. Solomon provides realistic and honest nasal appraisals and up-to-date surgical recommendations. He encourages everyone to come in for a consultation.
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Dr. Solomon will assess concerns with nasal function in a number of ways to establish the nature and severity of the problem. With published research in nasal airflow and outcomes in facial plastic surgery, and specialized training focused on Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Cosmetic and Reconstructive Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Solomon finds that nasal function can be improved in most cases. Limitations are dependent on the patient’s individual situation.
Secondary Revision Rhinoplasty Surgical Goals
There can be limiting factors. The texture and thickness of skin, facial proportions and contours and the amount of scar tissue from previous surgery will play an important role in determining what can be achieved.
Dr. Solomon, a Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon – Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon practicing in Facial plastic surgery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has the requisite experience and skills necessary for the complexities of revision Rhinoplasty and will discuss all of the options available based on each patient’s individual situation.
Rhinoplasty And Nasal Reconstruction
Reconstruction of the underlying nasal structure may be required in some instances. This may be achieved utilizing cartilage grafts from a patient’s nose, ear, or rib. In certain situations, fascia from the scalp may be used to cover imperfections on the nasal tip or bridge. Dr. Solomon prefers using a patient’s own natural tissue, but in some augmentation rhinoplasty procedures, a widely used and reliable implant material such as Gore-Tex or Medpore may be considered. Some patients choose implant material because of limited natural tissue or an unwillingness to remove cartilage from an ear or rib. The potential for rejection or infection is one of the possible issues with such materials. Any such risks will be discussed with you by Dr. Solomon if you are a candidate for its use.
Do You Need A Revision Rhinoplasty? Choose Dr. Solomon For The Highest Expertise
As one of the more difficult facial cosmetic surgery procedures and one of the most popular with Canadians, rhinoplasty is a complex process which, in the hands of an inexperienced surgeon, can oftentimes leave a patient with subpar results. If you have gone to a surgeon to have a rhinoplasty performed and are unhappy with the results, a revision rhinoplasty may be required.
As an expert rhinoplasty surgeon in Toronto, he has seen many unhappy patients come into his clinic, dissatisfied with their first rhinoplasty performed by another surgeon elsewhere.
This is challenging to see as we understand the complexity of the work, the cost and downtime associated with a rhinoplasty procedure and the emotional implications it can have on one’s self-esteem.
Please allow Dr. Solomon and the skilled team at Dr. Solomon’s Nasal and Facial Plastic Surgery Centre to assist you in providing a revision rhinoplasty that is sure to achieve the results you want and help you to regain your self confidence. Dr. Philip Solomon’s ultimate goal when undertaking a secondary rhinoplasty is to ensure that you receive a natural-looking, properly functioning nose in harmony with the rest of your facial features. Please feel free to schedule a consultation with Dr. Solomon today 905-764-7799.
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