What Is Rhinoplasty Revision?
Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at improving form and/or function in a patient who has previously undergone one or more rhinoplasty procedures. Revision rhinoplasty can be either major or minor in scope depending on the number and complexity of the deformities. Minor revision rhinoplasty is often performed with a closed approach to modify 1 or 2 minor problems such as nostril shape or residual prominence over the bridge of the nose. Major revision rhinoplasty typically requires an open approach, disassembly of the majority or all of the cartilage elements elements followed by reassembly into an improved shape. "Botched" noses in need of a major revision often have multiple severe deformities and are depleted of cartilage structure. In addition the soft tissues of the nose including skin and subcutaneous fat can be compromised. In order to correct these problems, multiple tissue grafts are needed such as rib cartilage, ear cartilage, fascia and fat. Major revision rhinoplasty is regarded as the most challenging facial plastic surgery procedure and requires careful planning, skill and experience to consistently obtain good outcomes. Even with the best execution the goal is usually aimed at making better rather than perfect. Realistic expectations are imperative. The surgeons at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery have extensive experience with revision rhinoplasty and will go the distance to achieve results with the highest standards. If you're unhappy following your initial nose reshaping surgery, schedule a visit with our Englewood, CO team to find out if revision rhinoplasty can help you achieve aesthetically pleasing results. Performed by the Denver rhinoplasty experts at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery, revision (or secondary) nose surgery can include small changes to enhance aesthetics or total reconstruction to reshape the nose.
What Are The Benefits Of Revision Rhinoplasty?
A revision rhinoplasty procedure designed and performed by our experienced team of surgeons can remake your look with excellent benefits like:
- Correcting undesireable shape or size following a previous rhinoplasty.
- Rebuilding damaged nasal structures.
- Improving contour irregularities such as bumps or depressions.
- Achieving an overall more desirable result.
- Opening airways to improve breathing.
- Improving sleep by reducing snoring and sleep apnea.
Revision Rhinoplasty Reviews
"Wonderful Experience - I am very grateful to Dr. Imola for the revision rhinoplasty he performed. Not only is he an amazing surgeon, but he is a wonderful person. It takes a special, gentle "soul" to do the type of work he performs on a regular basis. He helps people regain their dignity who have been injured, endured facial cancer, been born with facial deformities, or simply seeking cosmetic enhancement. In my case I sought Mario for a revision rhinoplasty. He fixed features of my nose I was very unhappy with from my primary surgery through a different surgeon i.e. elongated nose and ptosis of tip. He performed two procedures, one open and then a touch-up via closed approach under local anesthesia, to achieve the goals I sought. The parts of my nose that I felt the previous surgeon had erased, Mario restored. I feel like myself again when I look in the mirror and I can now appreciate the subtle refinements gained from rhinoplasty. My nose fits my face again. Thank you Mario!"- L. / RealSelf / Aug 12, 2018
"Wonderful Experience - I am very grateful to Dr. Imola for the revision rhinoplasty he performed. Not only is he an amazing surgeon, but he is a wonderful person. It takes a special, gentle "soul" to do the type of work he performs on a regular basis. He helps people regain their dignity who have been injured, endured facial cancer, been born with facial deformities, or simply seeking cosmetic enhancement. In my..."- L. / RealSelf / Oct 23, 2018
"Revision Rhinoplasty - Dr. Imola gave me what 5 previous doctor's couldn't....a well functioning, straight, and wonderful looking nose! Prior to finding Dr. Imola, I had had 5 revision rhinoplasty's in just as many years to correct my breathing problem which stemmed from a deviated septum. The last rhinoplasty left me with a crooked non-functioning nose, not to mention a huge scar down the middle. I was devastated..."- J. / RealSelf / Oct 23, 2019
"Revision Rhinoplasty - Denver, CO - Dr. Imola's extensive education, training and years of experience truly match his skill as a surgeon. I researched many surgeons in the Denver area before choosing Dr. Imola. I and am so pleased with the outcome of my complex revision rhinoplasty. He makes you feel comfortable the minute he meets you. He explains the procedure in a manner that mutual expectations were clearly understood. ..."- V. / RealSelf / Oct 23, 2016
"Three Times a BREAK. Accident Prone Nose Gets FIXED - Denver, CO - A third revision rhinoplasty was never in my playing cards. The search for a Doctor with knowledge that made sense seemed impossible. Previous surgeries, for my accident prone self was wearing and the revisions were simply band-aide botched. Natural asymmetrical nostrils and no bone support from re-breaking was adding more than a complex rhinoplasty revision needed. I struggled with BUYER..."- D. / RealSelf / Oct 23, 2016
Am I A Candidate For Revision Rhinoplasty?
You may be an ideal candidate for secondary or revision rhinoplasty if you want to improve or repair the effects of your initial rhinoplasty procedure. It can also restore the function of your nose if your breathing has been affected. You should have realistic expectations before going into a revision surgery. Patients should also know that this procedure can be much more complicated than the original rhinoplasty.
How Does Secondary rhinoplasty Work?
At Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery, our nose surgeons have years of training and experience rhinoplasty and possess the advanced expertise needed to successfully palnd and perform revision rhinoplasty. They understand the complex anatomy of the nose and the inique intricacies associated with secondary nose surgery. At the initial consultation a detailed analysis is performed and the findings are discussed in depth in order to determine which of your goals can be achieved and what techniques are available. A defined plan is with thend understanding of the problems careful planning Revision rhinoplasty may be performed when the cosmetic results from primary rhinoplasty are unsatisfactory, the nose doesn't heal properly, or a nasal obstruction interferes with breathing. This surgery is usually completed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia and may include tissue grafting in some cases. Since revision rhinoplasty is often more complex than the initial surgery, the recovery time may be expanded.
Revision Rhinoplasty FAQ
How much does a revision rhinoplasty cost?
The overall price for revision rhinoplasty will vary greatly, depending on how much reconstruction is required. In your consultation, our experienced team will understand your concerns before examining the results of your original rhinoplasty. As soon as a surgical plan is developed, we can more accurately determine your costs. We will also go over payments we accept and give you information on low-interest medical financing to help make your revision rhinoplasty easier to afford.
How long should I wait after my original rhinoplasty to receive revision rhinoplasty?
It's important to give your nose time to heal following a rhinoplasty. In many patients, it can take more than a year for swelling to completely subside so they can see the final shape of their nose. Once your nose is fully recovered from nose surgery, you need to take some time to decide how much you like or dislike the appearance before scheduling a consultation at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery for revision rhinoplasty.
Will I need cartilage grafting during revision rhinoplasty?
For some revision rhinoplasty procedures, cartilage grafting may be necessary. This is performed by taking bone and/or cartilage from a part of the body, such as the ribs, and using it to rebuild the structure of your nose. Typically, this is only required in serious cases or when the cartilage was jeopardized in the primary rhinoplasty surgery. Cartilage grafting might be needed to help support your nasal structure so you do not have trouble breathing after revision rhinoplasty. Our skilled team will discuss the possibility of cartilage grafting during your initial consultation.
Modify Your Rhinoplasty Results
You don't have to settle for less-than-stellar results or suffer from functional issues after nose surgery. The nose surgeons at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery are devoted to optimizing your treatment results, even if your initial rhinoplasty was completed elsewhere. Contact our Englewood, CO practice today to learn about the benefits of revision rhinoplasty, cost and financing details, and whether this treatment can help you get the nose and facial enhancement results you desire.
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