Secondary or revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed after a primary rhinoplasty procedure to correct cosmetic or functional problems resulting from the first surgery. Revision rhinoplasty is more difficult and more complicated than the original rhinoplasty surgery for a number of reasons, including the formation of scar tissue and the loss of many anatomical landmarks. Given how challenging revision rhinoplasty is, choosing not to undergo surgery may be the best choice for some patients, particularly those with minor imperfections. For other patients, revision rhinoplasty can correct a variety of cosmetic and functional problems of the nose.
According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), as many as 25% of rhinoplasty patients are dissatisfied with their result. In many cases, unsatisfactory results may be due to inadequate training or a lack of experience on the surgeon’s part. Dr. Ross Clevens of Melbourne Florida in Brevard County is a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic and functional nasal surgery. He has undergone intensive training over the course of his career and has performed a high volume of successful rhinoplasty surgeries. He is able to address both cosmetic issues as well as complicated functional issues such as airway obstruction, a deviated nasal septum, enlarged turbinates, a broken nose and other concerns.