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What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty refers to rhinoplasty performed on a patient with history of prior rhinoplasty. A patient may be a candidate for revision rhinoplasty if they are seeking a corrective surgery to improve a new or persistent nasal deformity or breathing issue after fully healing from their previous surgery. Revision rhinoplasty is usually much more challenging compared to primary rhinoplasty given that the nasal anatomy is altered and there is scar tissue. Revision rhinoplasty patients, in fact, are at higher risk of requiring additional nasal procedures in the future. Dr. Ho is uniquely trained and experienced in revision rhinoplasty, drawing patients from various areas of Philadelphia and Newtown as well as from all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. She is available for consultation with all patients with history of previous rhinoplasty and will devote thorough evaluation and discussion with each patient to determine whether they may be a candidate for revision rhinoplasty.
What is Dr. Ho’s Approach to Revision Rhinoplasty?
As a rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Tina Ho possesses extensive training and experience in revision rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty candidates often lack sufficient septal cartilage for cartilage grafting as it may have been used up in prior surgery. Dr. Ho has experience in harvesting and using a patient’s native ear and rib cartilage to compensate for this issue and achieves beautiful, natural results with ear and rib cartilage grafting. Furthermore, many patients seeking revision rhinoplasty suffer new or worsened nasal breathing issues from previous surgery. As a head and neck surgeon first, Dr. Ho understands the importance of nose form and function and will develop a customized surgical plan for each revision rhinoplasty patient from both a cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty standpoint. For those revision rhinoplasty candidates with scarred or damage skin, Dr. Ho incorporates nano fat and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections into her surgical approach to give her patients the best healing outcomes.
What are common nasal issues that can be addressed with revision rhinoplasty?
Common nasal issues that can be improved or corrected with revision rhinoplasty include but are not limited to:
- Nasal obstruction
- Nasal asymmetry or crooked nose
- Pollybeak deformity
- Inverted V deformity
- Scooped or saddle nose deformity
- Nasal bridge hump (Dorsal hump)
- Pinched or bulbous nasal tip
- Overreduced nose
- Overly wide or thin nose
- Nasal valve collapse
“One of the most skilled providers”
Dr. Ho is one of the most skilled providers I have worked with. Her attention to detail, professionalism and ability to relate to her patients is second to none. I love working with and trusting my face to a strong women who has dedicated her life to her craft, and her patients.
What type of patient is an ideal candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?
The ideal revision rhinoplasty patient is a healthy non-smoking patient without remarkable medical or surgical history and with new or persistent nasal deformities and/or breathing issues that can be improved surgery. The ideal candidate should be fully healed from their previous rhinoplasty (at least 6-12 months out from prior surgery) and demonstrate healthy nasal skin and realistic expectations regarding revision surgery goals and outcome. Moreover, they should be committed to long term follow-up with their revision rhinoplasty surgeon to ensure the best surgical results. Dr. Ho is a revision rhinoplasty specialist in Philadelphia and Newtown and will thoroughly evaluate every candidate to deem whether they may benefit from revision rhinoplasty.
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