Can excess scar tissue from prior rhinoplasty surgery be fixed?

Question: How can excess scar tissue from prior rhinoplasty surgery be fixed?

Answer: Excess scar tissue from prior rhinoplasty can be managed various ways. It is important to wait at least a year before considering any revision surgery, to allow adequate time for post-operative swelling to resolve and know what the final result will be. The excess scar tissue can then be removed during revision rhinoplasty.  If the amount of scar tissue is small, it is possible to make modest improvements with steroid injections into the area. Both surgical and non-surgical revisions should be performed by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon because of the complexity of the issue.

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