What Is Rhinoplasty Revision?
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, is one of the most prominent plastic surgeries among Denver, CO patients, most of whom are usually happy with their treatment outcomes. In some cases, however, patients may be dissatisfied with their new nose shape, or still have trouble breathing after primary rhinoplasty, and may require rhinoplasty revision to reach their cosmetic or functional goals. 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. 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.
"I agree with several people already in the reviews, 5 stars is not enough for this office. Dr. Imola, Dr. K., Lisa, and everyone else on staff are some of the best in the industry. I came to Dr. Imola really needing a revision surgery. He was highly recommended to me, and I can see why. He worked with me every step of the way to make sure I was taken care of, even a year after surgery. I am incredibly happy with my results and the care that was given to me during recovery. He is extremely methodical and definitely knows what he is talking about. Lisa is also always on top of everything. She really takes the time to get to know you and makes you feel heard, which is important in this industry. My only regret is not coming here sooner. I cannot recommend this office enough!"- K.F. / Google / Jan 08, 2022
"Last week I had a CO2 laser treatment performed on my face and neck by Sarah. While not for the faint of heart, CO2 has been a gold standard, highly effective, trusted treatment for decades. While a bit anxious, I knew I was in excellent, experienced hands with Sarah. She thoroughly explained the process so I knew what to expect. Sarah's bedside manner was outstanding during the procedure, and it went smoothly and seamlessly. For the next week following the procedure, she was there for me through the entire process. I sent photos each morning and we corresponded about my progress and any questions/concerns I had during the healing process. I'm blown away by the results - texture, wrinkles, brown spots, and plumpness are greatly improved. And they'll continue to improve even more over the next several months as the collagen rebuilds and skin renews. HIGHLY recommend Sarah, Dr. Imola, Dr. Kowalczyk, and the WONDERFUL staff at CFPS and Aesthetics by Design."- E.P. / Google / Oct 07, 2021
"I could not have picked a better plastic surgeon! Found out I had a rare tumor growing on my cheekbone, which left an indentation or “dimple” and needed surgery. Dr. K got rid of all of it and I came out amazed! Since the surgery, Dr. K performed a fat transfer and my cheek might look better than before! 🤣 Dr. K and his team work absolute MAGIC and I would recommend them to anyone. Everyone in the office makes you feel so welcomed and cared for. You will be in the best of hands!!"- M.V. / Google / Aug 06, 2021
"I went to see Dr. Kowalczyk about 7 months ago to fix my broken nose from a bad fall. My septum was significantly deviated and I had major breathing troubles and headaches. Functionality was my main focus. Dr. Kowalczyk fixed my septum and it ended up straightening my crooked nose a ton. No more breathing issues or headaches, plus a straighter nose. Triple win."- P.N. / Google / Jul 01, 2021
"I had been interested in getting botox/dysport for a few years before I finally saw Dr. Kowalczyk to get them done. I did not know much about injections and felt really nervous to have them done since I felt very pressured by other clinics when I had mentioned my interests in the past and was always scared of having a "frozen" look. When I visited with Dr. K, he explained how the products worked, what would be best for me, and did not pressure me to make any certain decision. I chose to get Dysport to help with my stubborn forehead wrinkles. The injections were easy and painless! Three days later I saw amazing results. Dr. K promised I would have a natural and seamless result which is exactly what I got! I look more refreshed and I couldn't be happier with my results. I will definitely be coming back to this office to see Dr. K for my injections!"- A.Z. / Google / May 21, 2021
How Does Secondary rhinoplasty Work?
At Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery, our nose surgeons have years of training and advanced expertise in rhinoplasty. They deeply understand the complex anatomy of the nose and the intricacies associated with secondary nose surgery. 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.
Am I A Candidate For Revision Rhinoplasty?
You may be an ideal candidate for secondary or revision rhinoplasty if you want to alter or repair the effects of your initial rhinoplasty procedure. The revision surgery is mostly done to restore or change the shape of your nose if you are dissatisfied with the results of a previous surgery. It can also restore the functionality of your nose if your breathing has been affected. You should be looking for a permanent repair and 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.
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.