Revision Rhinoplasty Franklin
Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure performed for patients who are unhappy with the results of their primary rhinoplasty. It can be used to correct a wide variety of aesthetic issues, along with functional problems such as obstructed breathing.
This surgery is typically more complex than primary rhinoplasty. This is because the structure of the nose may be weaker and more delicate after the initial procedure. The healing process after primary rhinoplasty can also create new scar tissue.
During revision rhinoplasty, grafts may be used to bolster the strength of areas of the nose. These can be created from the patient’s own tissues, usually cartilage harvested from the septum, ear, or rib.
Where is it performed?
Your revision rhinoplasty procedure will be performed at a fully accredited surgical center. It is an outpatient procedure, so you will most likely be able to return home the day of the procedure.
Anesthesia and medication
For revision rhinoplasty, local anesthesia with sedation is an option, as is general anesthesia. The anesthesia option that is right for your specific case will be discussed as part of your consultation.
The exact details of your recovery period will vary depending on the techniques used during your revision rhinoplasty. Generally, you will need to take around 10 to 14 days off from work and your usual activities, including strenuous activities such as heavy exercise.