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Rhinoplasty Revision

Revision Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common forms of plastic surgery. Also known as nose reshaping, it is recommended for patients who are unhappy with their facial balance. It can correct a nose that is too large, too narrow, too wide or asymmetric.

Rhinoplasty is also used to correct visible humps or depressions on the nose bridge or to improve the tip of the nose. In some cases, we may also perform surgery to improve an obstructed airway. Dr. G offers years of experience in rhinoplasty surgical techniques.

Revision Rhinoplasty is a revision to a previous surgery, which is sometimes necessary. As with any surgery, the final outcome of rhinoplasty involves some unpredictability and revision, or “touch-up” surgery, is sometimes needed.

Revision Rhinoplasty Consultation

Our consultation is the patient’s opportunity to discuss their goals for revision rhinoplasty and how they would like their nose to ideally look after the surgery. Dr. G will discuss various procedure options, explaining the surgery and how long of a recovery time can be expected.

Rhinoplasty Revision

Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery

Dr. G performs revision rhinoplasty under general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the patient’s desires and the extent of the necessary procedures. The surgical incision is ideally hidden inside the nose, although in some cases it may be necessary to incise across the tissue separating the nostrils. The skin over the bone and cartilage is then raised to give access to the underlying structure of the nose. The surgery may involve the removal of bone or cartilage or the graft of cartilage from the septum.

Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery

Swelling is normal for a few weeks after revision rhinoplasty, and the nose may be splinted, packed or bandaged for the first week. It can take up to a year for the end result to be seen, and it’s not uncommon to experience swelling in the morning for the first year.

Most patients have about a week of down time and it is advised to avoid vigorous activities such as sports for two to three years. Trauma to the nose in the first year can damage the results. Taping can be done for up to six months to reduce swelling. It’s also advisable to avoid heavy sun exposure for the first few months – wear a hat and use sunscreen – as a common after effect of the surgery is a temporary sensitivity to the sun’s rays.

Most patients have a satisfactory result, and are happy with their long term outcome. Revision rhinoplasty – a second operation – is extremely complicated, so be sure to choose a surgeon with experience and who can produce results you like. Make sure that you listen to your surgeon about whether the nose you want will actually fit the face you have – the nose should fit well with your face and look natural.

Dr. G

Dr. G has done surgery for high-end models, celebrities and patients from across the globe. Our office has a history of proven results and more than 20 years of experience. Contact us today to find out what we can do to give you a nose that will flatter you for the rest of your life.