Revision Rhinoplasty - Secondary Nose Job
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Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure which is performed after a previous rhinoplasty surgery in order to correct resultant aesthetic and/or functional problems of the nose. If you are seeking an improvement in the appearance and/or function of your nose following an unsuccessful rhinoplasty surgery, then revision rhinoplasty may be right for you. Dr. Wise is happy to meet with your for a consultation to discuss the possibilities available to you through cosmetic surgery and to determine if revision rhinoplasty can best address your needs.
Revision rhinoplasty is commonly performed with local anesthesia combined with sedation or with general anesthesia. The incisions made during the surgery may be located on the inside of the nose and on the underside of the nose on the skin between the nostrils. The location of the incisions allows for well-concealed, nearly imperceptible scars. While the exact nature of the revision rhinoplasty surgery will vary, in general Dr. Wise may reposition cartilage and/or replace missing structures in order to achieve the new shape. Patients can expect the surgery to last two or more hours on average.
The recovery after revision rhinoplasty is usually shorter and less extensive than after primary rhinoplasty surgery. The splint, which will be applied to the nose after surgery, will be removed within about one week. At this time, stitches may be removed as well. Patients can generally expect to experience less pain as well as less bruising and swelling. Most of the bruising will fade within about ten days, though the swelling may take several months to fully dissipate. Most revision rhinoplasty patients rind that they are well enough to return to work after one week, though you will be advised to refrain from rigorous activities and sun exposure for several weeks or longer.
Additional Revision Rhinoplasty Information
Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to repair or improve cosmetic or functional problems of the nose resulting from a previous rhinoplasty procedure. Good candidates for revision rhinoplasty include patients with a history of one or more rhinoplasty procedures that have resulted in unsatisfactory outcomes.
Procedural times tend to be longer than primary rhinoplasty procedures, which can take about one to two hours to perform. Either general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation may be used. For some procedures the incisions are confined to the inside of the nose, which is known as closed rhinoplasty. Other procedures require an additional small incision between the nostrils on the underside of the nose, known as open rhinoplasty.
After surgery, a dressing is applied to the nose. Nasal packing is often not required, resulting in a more comfortable recovery. Some swelling and light bruising can occur, and the nose may be achy or stiff. The dressing will be removed within about a week and at this time most patients are able to return to work. More strenuous activities should be avoided for two to three weeks and activities that can jar or bump the nose must be avoided for eight weeks.
Frequently Asked Revision Rhinoplasty Questions