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are there more risks with doing a revision rhinoplasty than with the original surgery? i keep reading how revision rhinoplasty is such a complicated surgery, even more than a first rhinoplasty. does that mean it also has more risks? .

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
You're : You're right that revision rhinoplasty is generally more complicated than the original surgery. In the right hands i wouldn't say that it is more risky, per se. The surgery may be more involved and may require harvesting cartilage from other locations (ear, rib), though.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. James Ridgway
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
This : This is a very good question for several reasons. If there are major changes necessary, than a greater reconstructive component may be necessary, then there will be more time required for surgery. Additionally, you are not dealing with pristine tissues and tissue planes so additional difficulties are encountered when operating through scar tissue. If the changes are minor, then there are small risks. Often these risks (primary versus revision) become nearly equal when you have a provider who specializes in revision procedures. All the best, james m. Ridgway, md.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Richard Fleming
50 years experience Plastic Surgery
A : A revision rhinoplasty is more complicated and challenging but there are not more risks. The key to achieving the best possible result is t select a surgeon who is a specialist in revision rhinoplasty.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Revision Rhino: Revision rhino is always more risky than primary surgery as there is more scar tissue build up and the blood supply is not as good as it used to be. Not all rhinoplasty surgeons do revision rhinoplasty. It is a risky but sacred field where few endeavor and even fewer get great results.
Answered on May 22, 2015
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Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Revision: Rhinos are usually harder. They should be very problem focused and specific in treatment. Good results can be obtained.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
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Though : Though revision rhinoplasty is more complicated that a primary surgery, you won't necessarily have more pain. It often takes longer for the swelling t ... Read More
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The : The initial surgical recovery is usually similar to the original, but that depends a lot on what was done the first time and the approach used. The lo ... Read More
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