Revision surgery is performed when a patient who underwent cosmetic nose surgery experiences an aesthetic or functional problem with their nose, and requires an additional cosmetic nose surgery. It is a more difficult process since it is a repeated surgical operation, but the problem that is experienced may require it to be performed.
Although it is a psychologically tiresome process, as it comes on top of a previous operation, this secondary surgery is joyful since its results are satisfactory. The thickness of the nose skin, deficiency or excess of bone and cartilage structures, the number of previous cosmetic nose surgeries, and the position of the nose positively or negatively affect the chance of success. Cartilage is needed in order to shape the nose according to the problems.
This cartilage is obtained from the patient's nose, rib cartilage or cadaver-based cartilage. In nose revision surgery, the cosmetic nose surgeon and the patient have to communicate very well, and assess the expectations in detail. This will increase the chance of success, and the patient's potential requests can be better satisfied.