In some instances a revision rhinoplasty procedure may be necessary if a complication arises from the original surgery or if a previous rhinoplasty was done improperly. A revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that will repair any abnormalities of the nose by reshaping the internal and external structures. Our experienced physicians work with each patient to develop their personal procedure plan. Every revision rhinoplasty is customized to the patient’s facial features, needs, and desires.
To minimize any discomfort during the procedure patients will undergo general anesthesia. Each revision rhinoplasty procedure varies depending on the correction that is needed. A revision rhinoplasty may need to be performed in stages; it may take up to a year to complete depending on the severity of the case.
Areas of Use
A revision rhinoplasty is designed to correct the shape, size, and symmetry of the internal and external structures of the nose. This procedure will fulfill the patients desired goals, giving the nose a natural contour to the face.
Every revision rhinoplasty is specific to the patient’s personal needs and in some cases may be performed in stages. The recovery period may vary between 7 to 10 days before a patient can return to their regular daily activities. It may take 6 to 8 weeks before a patient can return to strenuous activity; such as running or lifting weights. There will be dressings and splints on the inside and outside of the nose for about a week. Patients may experience some stuffiness of the nose, swelling of the nose and face, sore throat, headaches, nausea, and a moderate amount of pain during the healing process. Patients will be given oral medications to control the pain, nasal sprays to keep the nose moistened, and antibiotics during healing.
Duration of Effect
The results from a revision rhinoplasty procedure may last forever. However results may vary depending on the patient’s skin type and texture. A follow up with a physician and the surgeon should be done yearly.