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Could Poor Post-Operative Healing Make Revision Rhinoplasty Necessary?

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Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, is a highly complex and delicate operation that requires a skilled and experienced surgeon. The procedure can be performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons, such as correcting a deviated septum or improving the appearance of the nose.

Despite the advancements in medical technology and surgical techniques, poor post-operative healing can sometimes lead to the need for revision rhinoplasty. New York Facial Plastic SurgeonĀ Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS, explores how this could happen.

Factors Contributing to Poor Post-Operative Healing

Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct or improve the results of a previous rhinoplasty surgery. The reasons for revision rhinoplasty can vary, but poor post-operative healing is one of the most common causes. Several factors can contribute to poor post-operative healing after rhinoplasty surgery. Some of these factors include:

  • Smoking: Smoking can delay the healing process and increase the risk of infection after surgery.
  • Poor nutrition: A diet lacking in essential nutrients can impede the healing process.
  • Excessive physical activity: Engaging in strenuous physical activity too soon after surgery can lead to bleeding and other complications.
  • Failure to follow post-operative instructions: Failure to follow the post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon can impede the healing process and increase the risk of complications.
  • Pre-existing medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, can impede the healing process and increase the risk of complications.

Other causes are possible, but these are the leading reasons patients turn to Dr. Khosh for revision rhinoplasty surgery in NYC.

How Poor Post-Operative Healing Can Lead to Revision Rhinoplasty

Poor post-operative healing can lead to a variety of complications that may require revision rhinoplasty. Some of the complications that can arise due to poor post-operative healing include:

  1. Infection: Poor post-operative healing can increase the risk of infection, which can lead to the need for revision rhinoplasty.
  2. Scar tissue formation: Scar tissue can form during the healing process, which can affect the appearance and function of the nose.
  3. Nasal obstruction: Poor post-operative healing can lead to nasal obstruction, which can affect breathing and require revision rhinoplasty.
  4. Asymmetry: Poor post-operative healing can lead to asymmetry in the appearance of the nose, which can require revision rhinoplasty.

New York Rhinoplasty Revision Surgery

Poor post-operative healing can lead to a variety of complications that may require revision rhinoplasty. While there is no guarantee that a patient will not experience complications after rhinoplasty surgery, following the post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon can greatly reduce the risk of poor healing and the need for revision rhinoplasty.

If you are considering rhinoplasty surgery, contact New York Facial Plastic SurgeonĀ Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS. He has an excellent reputation for primary and revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Khosh skillfully analyzes and treats all sorts of deformities stemming from failed rhinoplasty surgeries. He is an expert in the harvest and use of rib cartilage, fascia and dermal grafts, and he understands and treats breathing disturbances associated with failed rhinoplasty. A large portion of his practice is comprised of patients coming to him for revision rhinoplasty.

Contact our NYC offices today on Park Avenue to learn more.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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