Secondary rhinoplasty, or revision rhinoplasty as it's sometimes known, is a nose procedure designed to correct an unsatisfactory result from a pervious nose reshaping operation. In the UK, it's estimated that between 5% to 10% of nose job patients are unhappy with the results, and many of them choose to address this with revision surgery.
Revision nose correction can often simply involve tweaking a part of the nose to create a more desirable shape. However, secondary surgery can prove extremely complicated because of the difficultly in manipulating an area that has previously been operated on. In many cases, surgeons are forced to reconstruct the structure of the nose using cartilage grafts from the patient's ear or rib cartilage.
In the past, a large percentage of revision rhinoplasty failed to effectively address the problem. Indeed, some patients were left with noses that to most people looked worse than before surgery was carried out. However, with recent advances in medical techniques, the majority of revision nose reshaping does prove successful.
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