If you have had a rhinoplasty procedure and are unhappy and disappointed in the results, you may want to consider a revision rhinoplasty. This procedure is specifically designed to redo a previous rhinoplasty procedure, and should only be performed by an experienced and expert revision rhinoplasty surgeon in the field. Dr. Kevin Sadati of Top Rhinoplasty Physicians specializes in this difficult and challenging procedure, and he does not consider any revision rhinoplasty too challenging to take on.
To begin discussions about revision rhinoplasty, you will want to set up a consultation with Dr. Sadati so that he can discuss the various options with you. Computer imaging may be required to help you and your physician with the final shape of your nose. You may require having a simple revision procedure or a more complex one requiring cartilage grafting. Dr. Sadati is among few rhinoplasty surgeons in Southern California with very low revision rate of his own. He prides himself on his ability to fix other surgeons nose jobs that require a redo. He makes these patients very happy with well performed revision rhinoplasty.
This procedure can be performed under either general anesthesia, or in some specialized cases, with local anesthesia combined with an oral sedative. The stitches are located in a discreet location in order to ensure that the procedure is well concealed. There is minimal external scarring with a revision rhinoplasty. The surgery itself can last anywhere from one hour to three hours long, depending on the patient and the severity of the case. Recovery time for a revision rhinoplasty is approximately one to two weeks long.
The recovery can be slightly more difficult than a primary rhinoplasty, with bruising and swelling very likely to occur in most patients. The patient may experience some moderate discomfort, but that can be controlled by pain medication in order to make the patient more comfortable. Patients can expect the bruising to go away within 10 days, but swelling may be present for several months. While a patient can typically return to school or work within one week, it is best to limit any contact sports or sun exposure for several more weeks following the procedure. Avoid any activity where your nose might be hit, bumped or jarred for at least two months. It is important to be even more careful after a revision rhinoplasty than even after a primary rhinoplasty, because the nose is more sensitive to the procedure itself.