Doctors have found that asymmetry of the tip of the nose is the most common issue for patients who are looking for revision rhinoplasty, followed by difficulty in breathing and nasal blockage. Over 5 to 15 percent of 300,000 people undergoing rhinoplasty each year are the ones having same level of dissatisfaction and this is why they seek a revision. This indicates the requirement for an exceptional patient/ surgeon communication to ensure the desired results to be achieved.
Revisionrhinoplasty is a curative procedure which is used to restore problems with a previous procedure, and predominantly addresses aesthetic or functional problems. It is essential to direct all of your concerns while in your consultation with doctor so as to achieve your desired results. This procedure is normally performed under general anaesthesia, although in some cases local anaesthesia can be used. You should expect the surgery to last 2-3 hours and recovery will take approximately one or two week to get to normal.
Some bruising and swelling is common after revision rhinoplasty is done, though an ice pack may aid bring down the swelling. Patients can feel crowed after the procedure as well. Recovering patients will need to sleep at an angle to minimize swelling, using pillows to strengthen them up. It will be mandatory to wear a safety splint on the healing nose meanwhile the recovery period.