In which cases is revision rhinoplasty aesthetics needed?

Turkey Medicals member Medical Park Antalya Hospital Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Op. Dr.,

“Rhinoplasty surgery performed in order to eliminate the negative consequences of nose surgery that has been performed before is called Revision Rhinoplasty Aesthetics or Secondary Rhinoplasty. Correction In this operation, also called rhinoplasty, which negatively affects the general appearance and mental health of the patient, the results of rhinoplasty are corrected both with small touches and with more serious techniques.”

According to the general literature, between 5% and 10% of rhinoplasty operations performed after rhinoplasty operations require a Nose Correction Surgery again. Each rhinoplasty is planned according to the shape of the person’s face, body type and nasal condition, as well as ailments such as breathing problems that the person has. While bone grafting is needed for some patients, cartilage transplantation may be required for some patients, so each rhinoplasty is personalized. And as a result, permanent changes are made to the bone and cartilage tissue located in the nose, improvements in the shape and function of the nose are performed. However, a quarter of the patients may complain after the operation that their discomfort persists or that they cannot have the aesthetic vision they want. In this case, Revision Rhinoplasty is used to correct the problems that the patient complains about.

It takes about a year after the operation for a typical rhinoplasty operation to reach its final results. For this reason, patients who are not satisfied with the results of rhinoplasty should wait between 6 months and 1 year to apply for revision rhinoplasty surgery. After the examination performed by the surgeon, whether the person can have a revision rhinoplasty operation or not is evaluated by a specialist. If the patient wants to have secondary rhinoplasty in less time than this period, the results he will get will not be efficient enough. But in some cases, if problems such as serious shape disorders and nasal tip drop have started to occur, 3. Starting from the month, it may be appropriate to perform secondary rhinoplasty surgery.

After rhinoplasty, the tip of the nose may be narrower or wider than desired. The nostrils may take on an asymmetrical appearance, or the tip of the nose may be droopy or more erect than expected. An artificial image can be obtained because the length of the area between the nose and the lips is not suitable for the shape of the face. Sometimes, a collapse occurs on the side walls of the nose, and breathing difficulties may occur due to this. The arched appearance on the back of the nose may be continuing, or vice versa, there may be a collapse on the back of the nose.

In addition to all these, there may be a continuation of the previously existing septum deviation problem, the development of excessive scar tissue inside or outside the nose, soft tissue problems. Here are all these reasons that we have listed above and more, revision rhinoplasty surgery may be needed.

Revision rhinoplasty aesthetics are divided into major and minor. Minor operations include smaller touches such as a light rasping process, while much more extensive operations are performed in major operations.

If a patient who wants to have a revision rhinoplasty has not encountered any major problems during the recovery process after his first operation, and the healing of tissues has occurred smoothly, it is recommended to contact the doctor who performed the primary rhinoplasty operation, that is, the first operation. However, the important thing here is the patient’s trust in his doctor. If the patient thinks that the second operation to be performed by his doctor will bring unsuccessful results, then he should seek the help of another specialist specialized in the field of secondary rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty operations are more difficult than rhinoplasty operations performed for the first time. The surgeon should detect the changes that have occurred depending on the first operation and proceed accordingly. This may sometimes cause operation times to take longer than expected.

Although it is a difficult decision, the important thing is that the person can have the appearance that he will feel happy and confident. If the first operation performed for this purpose did not give the desired results, the patient should definitely consult with his doctor and a new route should be drawn without wasting time.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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