Sometimes a nose may be virtually beyond repair, but this is rare. The biggest obstacle facing a revision rhinoplasty specialist is trying to fix a nose that may have undergone several revisions or in which there is limited tissue to work with.
The amount of scarring or degree of skin contracture may limit the degree of improvement possible.
As disappointing as it may be, in some cases it may be best to avoid surgery, as the risks of further revision may outweigh the benefits.
For a patient who knows there’s something wrong with their nose, but just isn’t sure what they want, revision rhinoplasty can be a frustrating process. That is why it is essential to work with a specialist who can help patients sort through their confusion and fear and find a solution.