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Revision Rhinoplasty Toronto

Revision rhinoplasty, also known as secondary rhinoplasty is used to improve results from nose surgery which was unsuccessful or unsatisfying.

Unlike minor touch-ups surgeons perform on 5–15% of nose jobs, revision rhinoplasty is required when issues are more severe. In those cases, complex surgery helps restore a natural look to the nose. For instance, some procedures result in unusual bumps or dents, so revision softens contours and blends away signs of surgery. Ongoing breathing problems may result from an unsuccessful rhinoplasty, and further procedures help reconstruct form and function.

Secondary rhinoplasty is one of the more complicated facial plastic surgeries since it requires the rebuilding of tissue in an altered nose. A revision rhinoplasty surgeon must have the skill to manipulate scar tissue from previous surgeries and the aesthetic sense to restore facial harmony. Therefore, it’s essential to seek the advice of a specialist who is highly regarded in the field of facial surgery. Entrusting someone unfamiliar with revision complexities may lead to additional damage.

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Dr. Cory Torgerson’s Revision Rhinoplasty Patients

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Revision Rhinoplasty With a Skilled Facial Plastic Surgeon

When considering revision rhinoplasty, be sure to consult with a specialist in Facial Plastic Surgery, rather than general plastic surgery. A thorough understanding of this complex facial feature ensures results are aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Torgerson is uniquely positioned to perform nasal surgery, having the highest level of accreditation in Canada, an M.D, a PH. D and FRCSC (Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Canada). Dr. Torgerson performed his residency in Otolaryngology, which is Ear Nose and Throat Surgery, then trained in facial surgery through the University of Toronto’s elite fellowship program. He also serves as associate faculty in the division of facial plastic surgery at The University of Toronto. With specialized knowledge of facial anatomy, Dr. Torgerson has in-depth knowledge of functionality as well as aesthetic harmony of features. Since establishing his private practice, Dr. Torgerson has built one of the highest reputations as a top facial surgeon, performing revision work regularly.

Revision Rhinoplasty- Why is it Necessary?

  • Nasal airway obstruction
  • Collapse of cartilage or nasal bones
  • Artificial appearance to nose in relationship to other facial features
  • Internal and external nasal valve collapse
  • Worsened asymmetry and/or appearance
  • Over reduction or inadequate reduction of dorsal height (bridge height/hump)
  • Incomplete shaping / insufficient result
  • Inadequate or exaggerated tip projection
  • Overly narrowed/pinched nasal tip
  • Excessive scarring (thickened scar tissue)

What to Expect When Planning Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty in Toronto involves many factors, so a consultation is the first crucial step. You’ll share concerns while your surgeon determines the extent of work required. Skin thickness, tissue alteration and re-building needed all affect your surgical plan. Dr. Torgerson’s patients love using the VECTRA 3D imaging system which produces a 3D picture of expected results. Unique expertise is required to understand the anatomical causes of dissatisfactory results. The best rhinoplasty surgeons know that nose job issues may be functional, aesthetic, or both. Dr. Torgerson ensures patients are fully informed, comfortable and confident with their expectations.

Undergoing Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty mirrors primary nose shaping. However, there are different techniques used to rebuild and sculpt the underlying form. For instance, precise craftsmanship restores natural proportions and reverses a pinched or collapsed appearance. Improving breathing may also require skilled reconstruction. Rebuilding nose strength and shape is complicated by the amount of tissue removed previously. The surgeon works with remaining bone and cartilage, andy tough scar tissue. Therefore, when too much tissue has been removed, revision nose jobs are more challenging. Sometimes grafts are used to strengthen and support the nose shape. Nasal implants or grafts can be taken from the patient’s septum, ear cartilage, or rib cartilage, but synthetic materials are also used. Patients will wear a cast for one week, and swelling usually subsides by two weeks. It will take a few months for the internal nose tissue to settle. That means you can expect subtle, progressive improvements to appear throughout your recovery.

What to Expect After The Surgery

Secondary nasal surgery is one of the more complicated surgical procedures, yet its results can be the most satisfying. With areas of weakness strengthened, flaws repaired, and natural shape restored, the patient emerges with a renewed sense of confidence. Likewise, breathing with ease enhances overall wellbeing and alleviates some health concerns. Dr. Torgerson has performed numerous successful revisions. As a top facial plastic surgeon devoted to head and neck procedures, his patients can be confident they’re in the skilled hands of an accomplished expert.

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