If you have a rhinoplasty operation that turns out poorly, it is extremely
unlikely that your surgeon will be able to make it right in a second
operation. If you did good research in selecting your doctor, and saw many
excellent before and after pictures of his patients, your doctor may be able to
perform your revision.
But the vast majority of poor results are created by surgeons who
probably shouldn't be performing rhinoplasty, and a doctor like that wouldn't
have anywhere near the specialized skill to perform the revision. Think
long and hard before having your doctor revise your nose.
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Is There Hope for Another Revision Rhinoplasty?
I had a revision rhinoplasty to fix my deviated septum. I wanted to keep the shape and size and only fix the deviation. A graft was placed (not from my body) but I was surprised that now my nose appears to have bad scar tissue, resulting in a "no shape" and bulbous nose. Could another revision fix my nose, for the last time? Or, will scar tissue keep forming? Can my nose be slimmed and defined? I live in Saudi, but I'm considering a revision in the states. Is there any surgeon you recommend?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Removing scar tissue to give definition to the nose can be difficult
While it's true that some scar tissue will always form after any operation, the question is whether your scar tissue can be carved enough to give a meaningful improvement despite the new scar that can form. Sometimes the cartilages can still be modified to help with narrowing and defining, or adjusting or removing the graft could help.
Could you post larger photos, taken from many angles, and also let us know where the graft sits? That would help.
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