For some patients, you may require cartilage structural support for the tip or bridge of your nose. Septal cartilage may require donor cartilage, and soft tissue deformities may be repaired with other donor tissue to act as a natural filler. The tissue commonly used for this is the temporalis fascia, a strong, fibrous tissue harvested from where it covers the temporalis muscle in the temple. The incision is made in the hairline and the tissue is excised without much appreciable difference to the appearance of the temple. Skin grafts may also be necessary to cover previous scarring during the repair of a narrowed nasal airway.
What Results Can I Expect with Revision Rhinoplasty?
You may see some immediate improvement to the shape of your nose, but you’ll have to wait for the swelling to subside to know the full extent of your revision rhinoplasty results. Many patients are happy with the outcome in just a few weeks.
Dr. Stein understands how concerned patients undergoing revision rhinoplasty are about the outcome after disappointing results with their last procedure. This is why your consultation is extensive, and he’s happy to answer all your questions, show before and after results of previous revisions, and go over your specific case in detail. With Dr. Stein, your revision has the best chance of achieving your desired goals.