Revision rhinoplasty, also known as secondary rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to correct residual problems from a patient’s first rhinoplasty. Residual problems could be related to breathing issues that remain unresolved, but could also be related to aesthetics, with the results from the original rhinoplasty not turning out as expected. Secondary rhinoplasties tend to be trickier than a first time procedure, therefore it is extremely important to choose a highly skilled board certified surgeon that specializes in this type of procedure.
For people who are exploring revision rhinoplasty in Toronto, Dr. Solomon is a highly skilled and meticulous facial reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Solomon, an Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon practicing Facial Plastic Surgery, has a wealth of experience in the intricacies of the nose to correct some of the most difficult revision rhinoplasty issues.
One of the most common reasons among patients opting for Toronto revision rhinoplasty is breathing issues. In some cases, following a rhinoplasty, the nasal structures are weakened and over time may cause breathing problems such as nasal valve collapse. When this happens, it can also cause aesthetic concerns. Since good nasal function is imperative to a good quality of life, any breathing issues that remain or develop following a primary rhinoplasty should be addressed with a revision.
In some case, patients also find that there are appearance issues that remain to be addressed after a rhinoplasty. For instance, some patients who chose rhinoplasty to fix a bump on the nose may find that a residual bump remains after the surgery.
Since the healing process varies on a case-to-case basis, some patients find that as the swelling subsides, asymmetries and depressions appear on the nose. If there are minor problems, these can often be addressed with steroid injections. However, more major issues will require a secondary rhinoplasty, which must take place at least six months after the original procedure to ensure that swelling has subsided sufficiently.
Other factors such as skin quality, severity of issues, adherence to pre- and postoperative instructions, all play a role in the final rhinoplasty result. Although poor healing can be triggered by various factors, it often results in less than optimal results. An unfortunate, but common reason patients seek revision work is due to unrealistic expectations regarding the outcome of the original procedure.
At Dr. Solomon’s Nasal and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, he uses advanced computer imaging to generate images for the patients to give them an idea of how they will look post-surgery. By using these types of tools, expectations can be managed which in turn leads a higher overall patient satisfaction with the results and reduces the likelihood of seeking a secondary procedure out of disappointment.
Despite the variety of reasons people may seek a second rhinoplasty, the surgeon’s skill remains the main component in the final rhinoplasty result. Since revision rhinoplasty are typically more difficult than primary rhinoplasty, it is only the most experienced of plastic surgeons that are able to effectively perform the procedure. Working out of his clinic, specializing in revision rhinoplasty in Toronto, Dr. Solomon has nearly 20 years experience treating patients of all genders and ethnic backgrounds seeking to improve the appearance or utility of their nose.
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