What to do to Lower the Risks of Revision Rhinoplasty
- Choosing an expert surgeon with a background in reconstructive surgery.
- Making sure the surgeon has years of experience and focuses a significant part of his or her practice on rhinoplasty/revision rhinoplasty.
- Find the go-to revision rhinoplasty surgeon–the one to whom other surgeons refer the toughest revision rhinoplasty cases.
- Discuss risks and complications openly with your surgeon, making sure you completely understand what’s proposed.
- Ask about the rate of complications in general and those that your surgeon has encountered.
- Learn about your surgeon’s plan to avoid complications.
- Choose a surgeon who communicates openly with you. Choose a revision rhinoplasty surgeon that you trust.
- Follow all instructions leading up to your corrective rhinoplasty surgery and during recovery.
- Call your plastic surgeon if you notice any of the post-surgery warning signs you’re instructed to watch out for or if something isn’t quite right.
- Contact your surgeon day or night if you have concerns during the healing process.
It is important to give extra thought and time to your Toronto rhinoplasty planning when it involves a second procedure. The risks are a bit higher. Because your original surgeon may have altered and removed some of the nasal bone or cartilage, the remaining structures can be less sturdy and more delicate to work with.
Often, the second rhinoplasty in Toronto will involve adding material to build up the nose or reinforce it. This may require taking a small amount of cartilage from other areas of the body such as a rib. Possibly, the technique used to perform the operation will be open, rather than a closed rhinoplasty because greater access and visibility is required to make careful corrections.