What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty, or secondary rhinoplasty, is an operation aimed at correcting deformities encountered after a previous rhinoplasty or from multiple previous rhinoplasties. The nose can change extensively overtime after a rhinoplasty especially if there is weakened structural support of the nose.
What Nasal Issues Can Revision Rhinoplasty Fix?
Problems can range from:
- Contour deformities of the bridge
- Septal perforations and alar retraction.
What Should I Expect At My Rhinoplasty Consultation?
Similarly to your primary rhinoplasty consultation, realistic goals and expectations for revision surgery will be discussed at length at the consultation and preoperative computer imaging will be performed with all patients so that patients can feel comfortable and have input into the desired outcome.
What To Expect During Revision Rhinoplasty
Secondary rhinoplasty often becomes a structural operation aimed at restoring the natural support of the nose that was disrupted by previous trauma or surgery. A variety of grafting materials may be utilized in revision surgery including cartilage grafting from the septum, ears, or from the rib.
What Our Patients Have To Say About Their Revision Rhinoplasty In St. Louis, MO
“My experience with Dr. Steitz and his office were so terrific. He is such a great and caring doctor from the first time you enter his office. He explains everything to you from start to finish. Also, office employees are great too. Dr. Steitz is the best doctor I have ever met. Thank you, Dr. Steitz, for performing a successful surgery on me!” Linda F.
Why Choose Dr. Steitz For My Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure?
Dr. Steitz has written extensively on rhinoplasty surgery, including multiple on revision rhinoplasty, and completed a fellowship with Dean Toriumi at the University of Illinois-Chicago, studying advanced rhinoplasty techniques.