Revision Rhinoplasty On Thick Skin
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures
Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at repairing problems that have persisted from a previous rhinoplasty. These problems may be purely cosmetic, or may be related to medical concerns such breathing issues that have developed following a primary rhinoplasty.
Although revision rhinoplasty itself is a complicated procedure, it is often even more difficult when performed on patients with thick skin. Patients with thick skin can expect significant improvements following a revision rhinoplasty, but it is important to understand that thicker skin often comes with its own set of challenges. The main concern that frequently arises, is that the thickness of the overlying skin makes it difficult to show a high level of refinement in the nose area.
It takes a highly skilled and experienced surgeon to execute this type of Toronto nose job successfully. When choosing a surgeon for rhinoplasty, it is helpful to know that Dr. Solomon is a well-known rhinoplasty specialist and is sought out by patients from across Canada and throughout the Greater Toronto area.
It is important that the operating surgeon be aware that over-narrowing the width or over-reducing the size of the nose will not benefit those with thick nasal skin. This is because these types of aggressive maneuvers will prevent thick skin from re-draping smoothly and evenly over the altered framework. Rather, great care should be taken to ensure that the skin can ‘shrink-wrap’ around the nasal bone and cartilage framework in order to achieve optimal results.
Even with a surgeon’s best effort, it is important for patients to keep in mind that in general, due to the fact that thick skin does not have the same level of flexibility and elasticity as thinner skin, it tends to not fit around the framework as tightly.
In order to manage these expectations and avoid patient disappointment, Dr. Solomon uses advanced computer imaging techniques at his Nasal and Cosmetic Surgery Clinic in Toronto. This allows patients to see a mock up of what their results may look like following the procedure, so they are able to make a fully informed decision with realistic expectations of the outcome.
When it comes to post-operative recovery, the experience for patients with thick skin varies from those with thinner more pliable skin. Patients may experience a higher degree of swelling and bruising with a slightly longer recovery period.
Typically, all cost for rhinoplasty surgery are included in one quote for your convenience, but be sure to ask if additional appointments, medications or other supplies will be billed separately. However, regardless of the thickness, patients are typically able to enjoy their new look with swelling having subsided in 2-3 weeks following the procedure. Furthermore, despite skin thickness, depending on the number of previous revisions the patient has had, the recovery period may be longer as well.
Although thick-skinned patients considering revision rhinoplasty in Toronto may feel that that the procedure poses many challenges, it does come with the benefit of concealing minor irregularities and avoiding a “sharp” look that can be common with rhinoplasty on thinner skin.
Therefore, those with thick skin going in for revision rhinoplasty should not expect the same results as those with a thin skin, or as those undergoing a primary rhinoplasty.
We appreciate your inquiry and look forward to helping you with your cosmetic needs. In order to best help you, we require all cosmetic patients to come in for a consultation. All Surgical & Non-surgical Consultations have a fee of $100 that will be deducted from the cost of your procedure or treatment. To schedule an appointment, you can complete the form below or call our office at 866-293-0616. We look forward to hearing from you!
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