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Can scar tissue be excised in a revision rhinoplasty?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 09 January 2013

Question

I had a primary rhinoplasty performed 15 months ago and I am thinking of having a revision.

I am happy with most of the changes but have some fullness on the side my nose so basically I am looking for a relatively minor contour change.

I think it is scar tissue rather than cartilage because it feels different to the rest of my nose, nor was it there originally.

Can scar tissue be excised in a revision rhinoplasty?

Thanks Mark

Answer

It is possible to reduce scar tissue at the time of secondary rhinoplasty surgery, and the limitations of related to protecting the blood supply in the skin and the fact that every new surgery leads to some scar tissue buildup.

It is possible that what you're describing reflects scar tissue, cartilage that feels different because it has changed its shape and texture, or a mixture of both.

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