Revision rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult and unpredictable plastic surgery procedures performed. It requires a precise assessment of the deformity, a strong grasp of nasal support mechanisms plus soft tissue skin envelope and a realistic appraisal of the outcome expected acutely and over a long period of time.
After any rhinoplasty the nose heals by making scar tissue. Any body part will create scar tissue as it heals from an operation. You can't see this scar tissue, because it is underneath the skin of the nose, but it is there enveloping the cartilages of the nose and coating all of the areas where the surgery was originally performed.
The surgeon performing a revision rhinoplasty has to fight his way through that scar tissue in order to make the changes that are desired. The scarring makes it difficult to find and alter the cartilages of the nose without possibly tearing or otherwise harming them.
Finding a qualified surgeon with extensive experience in revision rhinoplasty is of the utmost importance prior to undergoing the procedure. Do your homework carefully.
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