About Revision Rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasty is the formal term for surgery that reshapes and restructures the nose after previous nasal surgery. This type of surgery is exceptionally complex because previous nasal surgery causes a certain amount of scarring. If the previous surgery was performed incorrectly, the scarring can significantly alter the shape of the nose and even adversely affect nasal airway breathing.
Revision Rhinoplasty Consultation Process
During your initial consultation, Dr. Athré will discuss with you your particular aesthetic goals while evaluating the previous rhinoplasty’s results. He will also take into account characteristics such as skin color, texture, facial shape, bone structure, and ethnicity in order to create the most natural results.
Revision Rhinoplasty Process
Revision rhinoplasty is typically performed via an open approach because the open approach allows better visualization of all of the nasal structures. Many times, revision rhinoplasty will require ancillary procedures, such as ear cartilage grafting and rib cartilage grafting.
Dr. Athré Discusses Revision Rhinoplasty
Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery and Results
Mild to moderate discomfort during revision rhinoplasty recovery is to be expected, but can be alleviated with pain medication such as Extra Strength Tylenol. Gauze, splints, and stitches can be removed after a week at our clinic. Although full recovery may take up to 8 months, swelling and general discomfort should completely dissipate after a few weeks.
“Dr Athre did an amazing job on my nose. His staff treated me like family and I felt very comfortable getting the work done. He was very intuitive on what I was trying to accomplish and knowledgable enough to work through the issues involved to get the result I wanted, especially considering it was a revision surgery. The whole experience was great and helped me so much!”
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If you’re unhappy with the results of your previous rhinoplasty, Athré Facial Plastics can help. Dr. Athré is a double-board certified surgeon with years of experience working with patients to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results. Contact us today to learn more about revision rhinoplasty or to set up a consultation.