Revision rhinoplasty/obstructed nasal breathing
More and more patients visiting our practice for the first time have already been operated on elsewhere – more than once in some cases – and are dissatisfied with the results. Reasons for their dissatisfaction may include the postoperative occurrence of obstructed nasal breathing caused by an untreated septum deviation, enlarged nasal turbinates or scarring in the nose as the result of improperly placed incisions during the previus surgery.
However, most of the patients who come to us with a request for revision rhinoplasty do so because of external irregularities after an earlier operation. Often it is simply a matter of too little or too much tissue having been removed from a nasal hump. As a rule revision rhinoplasty should be performed no earlier than six to twelve months after the last operation.