Risks and Recovery in Second Rhinoplasty in Miami, FL

Each surgical procedure has certain risks. When it came to secondary rhinoplasty, there are some possible complications. Bleeding after surgery occurs in less than 1% of cases and is rare. Most of the time, it can be controlled with cauterization. The infection is rare and also occurs less than 1% of the time. If this occurs, it can usually be treated with oral antibiotics.

The risks of revision rhinoplasty are almost always greater than those associated with primary rhinoplasty. The surgeon must re-create the structural framework of the nose that was removed during the initial rhinoplasty.

Even when the surgical operation is carried out perfectly, there are factors that can affect the final result. Scar tissue formation, graft failure, displaced grafting, or prolonged deformation, and swelling can turn a good result around. With that said, most patients who have realistic expectations are happy with an improved nasal appearance.

How is the recovery from revision rhinoplasty?

The patient must maintain a liquid diet for the first twelve hours after anesthesia. Two pillows must be used to keep the head elevated. This helps reduce swelling. Small zip-lock bags filled with frozen peas should be kept over the eyes continuously for the first forty-eight hours. This will help reduce the puffiness of the eyes and nose.

Most patients who undergo secondary rhinoplasty have no pain. In fact, most patients do not take the pain medication they are given. A small cast is placed on the bridge of your nose and removed on the fifth or sixth day after surgery. Most patients can return to work on the sixth day after surgery. Patients can fly on the sixth day after their revision rhinoplasty if they so choose. The patient can return to exercise three weeks after surgery.

Who is the best surgeon for secondary rhinoplasty in Miami?

The reality is that there is no better revision rhinoplasty surgeon. Any good surgeon may have complications or less than perfect results. I believe that a patient should consult with a facial plastic surgeon who has vast experience in performing secondary rhinoplasties, who has an aesthetic that the patient likes, and who has chemistry between the patient and the surgeon. I firmly believe that facial plastic surgeons have a significant advantage over plastic surgeons when it comes to secondary rhinoplasty. Facial plastic surgeons have been trained in Otorhinolaryngology, as well as Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. They know the nose better than any other surgical specialty.