About Revision Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is among the most popular plastic surgeries performed in America and patients are usually happy with their results. However, if you're not pleased with the appearance of your nose or you're having breathing trouble after nose surgery, revision rhinoplasty can be performed at Platinum Plastic Surgery in the Las Vegas, NV area. Revision or secondary nose surgery can range from small improvements to the appearance of your nose or a larger reconstruction with grafts to rebuild nasal structures. You don't have to live with less-than-stellar results or deal with functional issues following rhinoplasty — schedule an appointment with plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Costa for more information about revision rhinoplasty and your opportunities for achieving more aesthetically pleasing results. With years of training at top medical institutions, Dr. Costa will focus on both the functional structure of your nose and making sure you get an aesthetically pleasing result.
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Revision Rhinoplasty Ideal Candidates
You may be a candidate for a secondary rhinoplasty if you want to improve or repair the results of another nose surgery. Rhinoplasty revision may be performed to complete the work of the first nose surgery or to fix small errors created during the surgery, like lumps, bumps, or uneven results. A revision may also be needed if you have an injury or accident after rhinoplasty that has impacted the appearance of your nose. Revision rhinoplasty may also be performed if the initial surgery affected the structure of your nose and left you with breathing problems. Depending on the results of the original surgery and your goals, revision surgery can be significantly more difficult than the initial rhinoplasty. This is why is important to choose a plastic surgeon like Dr. Costa who has years of training and a special interest in revision rhinoplasty.
Revision Rhinoplasty Surgical Technique
Prior to performing revision rhinoplasty, Dr. Costa will develop a treatment plan based on your concerns and goals. Secondary rhinoplasty is most commonly completed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The duration of your procedure depends upon the extent of repair and the technique used. If he is using the open technique (the most common approach for revision rhinoplasty), Dr. Costa will separate the skin, cartilage, and bone, allowing for maximum visibility. Next, Dr. Costa will shape the nose to the requested position. Sometimes during revision rhinoplasty, a cartilage or bone graft is used to help reconstruct and strengthen the framework of the nose.
What to Expect with Revision Rhinoplasty
Upon the completion of the surgery, you may need to wear a nose splint for a number of days. A follow-up appointment to remove the stitches and splint should be scheduled for several days after your surgery. This will also allow Dr. Costa to check on your healing. Since a revision rhinoplasty can typically be more difficult than your first nose surgery, recoveries can take a bit longer. You will likely experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort for approximately two weeks. Dr. Costa will discuss his post-operative instructions, which are designed to help you feel more comfortable after revision rhinoplasty and ensure your nose heals properly.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 5 Hours
Modify Your Look
Platinum Plastic Surgery is devoted to giving you get the results you want, even more so if you had a less-than-desirable experience with your first rhinoplasty procedure. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Costa will ask questions to help him understand your needs and cosmetic goals before talking about your potential options to provide you with a beautiful outcome. If you're interested in secondary rhinoplasty surgery and are ready to schedule your consultation with Dr. Costa, contact our office in the Las Vegas, NV area at your earliest convenience.