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Revision is sometimes needed for patients who have had a prior rhinoplasty procedure, and either have difficulty breathing through their nose or are unhappy with the appearance. Every situation is unique and demands individualized attention by a skilled rhinoplasty surgeon. Our surgeons performed hundreds of nasal surgeries each year and have extensive experience and training in revision rhinoplasty.
What should I expect during a revision rhinoplasty consultation?
Your nose will be fully evaluated from an aesthetic and functional or breathing standpoint. You will be able to share your experience and concerns with one of our skilled surgeons.
How do I know if I need a revision rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is typically offered to patients who have had a prior rhinoplasty and are unsatisfied with the result or have breathing difficulties that were not improved, or worsened by prior surgery. Appearance concerns can include many things such as a scooped appearance, pinched tip, upturned tip, residual hump, notched nostrils, collapsed or crooked bridge supratip fullness or breathing problems.
Is revision rhinoplasty more complicated than my first rhinoplasty?
Sometimes, revision rhinoplasty can involve simple techniques to correct minor issues. Other times, advanced techniques may be necessary, and this is why it is essential to seek a surgeon with experience in revision rhinoplasty.
Do I need cartilage grafts for my revision rhinoplasty?
Sometimes if your original rhinoplasty involved removal of cartilage, your surgeon may need to use cartilage grafts to support your nose and improve the appearance. These grafts can come from your ear or even rib, and our experienced surgeons will help decide if this is necessary.
What does a revision rhinoplasty recovery entail?
Recovery is very similar to your initial rhinoplasty, though is some patients the postoperative period of swelling may be longer.