Are there any additional risks to revision rhinoplasty compared to primary rhinoplasty?
Absolutely! A primary rhinoplasty does not possess any scarring usually and the native cartilages are available to be shaped in the desired way. Revision surgery contains a variable amount of scarring that makes dissection more difficult, cartilage may have been over-resected and need to be replaced, and donor cartilage sites may have been violated necessitating obtaining cartilage from other areas. We have significant experience with revision rhinoplasty surgery and can achieve acceptable results in most cases, but it is definitely more challenging than primary surgery.
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