If you’ve already had a rhinoplasty and are unsatisfied with the results or it has caused new problems, Dr. Frankel can help with a revision rhinoplasty in Cleveland.
Surgical Details for Revision Rhinoplasty
You will need to wait at least one year after your first rhinoplasty to have revision rhinoplasty done. For revision rhinoplasty, Dr. Frankel mainly uses the “open” technique, wherein an incision is made in the columella (the thin strip of skin that separates the nostrils).
Using the open technique will allow Dr. Frankel to access the cartilage and tissues. Sometimes revision rhinoplasty requires the surgeon to use cartilage grafts taken from the nasal interior, the ear, or the rib to help support the nose.
If cartilage grafts are needed, this will be discussed during your consultation. Dr. Frankel may also use the “closed” technique, in which the incisions are made within the nose. This will also be discussed during your consultation.