The need for a revision rhinoplasty is usually the result of excessive cartilage and bone being removed from the nose during a primary rhinoplasty. During the healing phase over the following year, the nasal skin shrink-wraps around the remaining nasal architecture. Because the structure is now weakened, the nose becomes distorted and malshaped with ski slope bridges, pinched nasal tips, retracted nostrils with twisted noses and blocked nasal breathing. Revision rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult operations to perform and the surgeon must have extensive experience in treating this deformity before offering this procedure to patients.
Dr. Romo is an expert in revision rhinoplasty having designed and developed new surgical techniques in this field. He has published widely in the literature and lectures nationally and internationally on this topic. Dr. Romo utilizes standard techniques for revision rhinoplasty but also offers newer alternatives for needed architectural support. This means that natural material like ear cartilage and rib cartilage may be used during the reconstruction. If the patient desires not to use these donor sites, then alternative safe porous implant material may be used to support the new rhinoplasty. This approach makes the post-operative healing period less extensive because the donor site pain is eliminated.
Over the last eighteen years Dr. Romo has performed hundreds of successful revision rhinoplasty surgeries using the combination of natural and artificial implant material. He continues active research in this field today.
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