Rhinoplasty, though one of the most sought-after facial plastic surgeries of all time, can sometimes yield undesirable results. Composed of cartilage, bone, blood vessels and the overlaying skin, the structural components of the nose each can pose issues during the healing process. Cartilage is perhaps the most difficult tissue to assume a final position of within the nose. Though many factors can affect the healing process, the most significant part of this equation is the surgeon who performed primary Asian rhinoplasty on a patient. Facial plastic surgeons specialize only in surgeries of the face, while general plastic surgeons may perform surgeries all over the face and body. Inexperience in Asian rhinoplasty, or rhinoplasty in general, can lead to unintended results that lack the desired aesthetics that a surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery can produce.
Scar tissue may pose an issue during revision Asian rhinoplasty surgeries. Because of the delicate facial features of Asian patients, scar tissue can prove especially obvious, even through the thick skin of the nose. Each time tissues are disrupted during a procedure, more scar tissue forms. Each surgical incision can complicate this issue as cuts lead to the formation of this tough, uneven byproduct of surgery. Dr. Nassif is able to combat scar tissue by first collecting medical records from the primary surgeon. Some doctors may make specific notes about their course of action and how they completed the surgery. Along with prior medical records, Dr. Nassif may also prescribe X-rays or facial scans to become familiar with the anatomy of the patient’s nose, including the presence and location of scar tissue.
Through an open rhinoplasty technique, the interior structures of the nose are exposed and can provide a more thorough treatment. Dr. Nassif can surgically remove some of the existing scar tissue, while taking care to minimize the potential for scar tissue buildup following the surgery. The nasal area must have sufficient blood supply reach the tissues to promote proper healing. Following surgery, cortisone injections can also minimize excess scar tissue. Wearing a postsurgical nasal cast or tape for an extended period of time may also combat the formation of scar tissue after revision Asian rhinoplasty surgery.
Undergoing primary Asian rhinoplasty that did not yield satisfactory results is disappointing, but should not prevent you from seeing Dr. Nassif, Asian Rhinoplasty Specialist, to improve your looks. Through extensive planning, innovative techniques, and the doctor’s own expertise, you can once again enjoy your looks. While symmetry is ideal, the doctor will discuss potential limitations with you during your doctor-patient consultation.
Call Dr. Nassif’s Beverly Hills, California practice at (310) 275-2467 or send an email through the website’s Contact Us Form. Though internationally recognized for his abilities to perform Asian nose surgeries, the doctor is accepting new patients at this time. Aside from specializing in Asian rhinoplasty, the facial plastic surgeon treats patients of all ethnicities for both cosmetic and functional purposes. Dr. Nassif also specializes in reconstructive surgeries that may be necessary following accident, injury, or disease that has deformed the face.