As a patient you might wonder why do I need revision surgery? Typically revision rhinoplasty is required when patients had surgery years ago and surgical techniques were not as accurate. Sometimes a revision is required if the cosmetic portion of the procedure compromised the functional portion causing a secondary breathing problem. Or perhaps scarring occurred or the healing process did go as well as was hoped causing imperfections and irregularities. The fact is, Rhinoplasty surgery is the most challenging facial plastic surgical procedure performed and unfortunately revisions are required. Because of Dr. Zimbler’s highly specialized training and dual board certification in both Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology, it makes him one of only a few physicians in the New York metropolitan region expert enough to deal with complex revision rhinoplasty surgery.
Patients seeking revision rhinoplasty surgery have a number of concerns. First is the loss of trust regarding the procedure. Next is how do you know if a second procedure will achieve the goals you hope to obtain with your doctor. Dr. Zimbler and his staff are well trained in dealing with patients who have had poor surgical outcomes. Revision surgery in many cases can be tedious and time consuming and requires great patients on the part of the surgeon, a skill Dr. Zimbler is blessed with. This and a particular attention to detail combined with his perfectionist nature makes Dr. Zimbler and excellent choice when considering your revision surgery. After meeting Dr. Zimbler it will be clear to any of his patients how caring, attention oriented and exacting he is. He will spend as much time as necessary during consultation to answer all of your questions and review his surgical plan with you. Since revision rhinoplasty patients often shop around or have seen many physicians in consultation it is clear that this particular subset of patients require additional time and hand holding during the entire recovery process. Secondary rhinoplasty surgery requires more time to heal than primary surgery and results may not be evident for months after surgery. Also cartilage grafts from the septum, ear or rib may be required in secondary surgery, making this procedure a more complex operation.
In many cases revision surgery is required because too much was removed and the nose looks over operated or too done. Things like pinched nostrils, scooped out profiles, overly narrow frontal view, difficulty breathing, and a pinched up nose are often the results. Dr. Zimbler will review with you in detail his approach and surgical plan on how to deal with each of these particular issues and how much improvement is to be expected after surgery. Although significant improvement should be expected, patients undergoing revision surgery need to realize that outcomes may never be perfect but can improve significantly.
Revision Rhinoplasty Questions:
- I had a bad nose job years ago, can it be corrected?
Revision rhinoplasty is an art onto itself and Dr. Zimbler’s combined training in Facial Plastic Surgery and ear, nose & throat medicine make him one of a handful of surgeons expert in treating complex revision nasal cases.
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