Although rhinoplasty is one of the top facial cosmetic surgery procedures, not every surgeon is able to deliver the results a patient wants. Due to our experience and volume in rhinoplasty in general, patients who have surgery elsewhere seek our services to help repair and refine elements that have left them dissatisfied.
In addition, our skilled team often handles challenging revision cases referred to us by other doctors in the region. The bottom line is that revision rhinoplasty from our surgeons can help men and women feel better about the appearance of their nose again.
Contact us online today to learn more about your options for revision rhinoplasty. The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas helps men and women from Austin, Round Rock and throughout Texas. Count on our team to help you look rejuvenated through a wide range of cosmetic procedures.
Benefits of Revision Nose Surgery
The benefits of revision nose surgery are similar to those of an initial procedure. The main goal is to help men and women feel better about their new look (in this case, restoring a better profile after an earlier surgery). Most commonly, revision rhinoplasty is needed when a patient is not satisfied with the results of an earlier surgery.
This could be because the look wasn’t improved, or maybe just wasn’t improved enough. Nose surgery that did not reshape the nose enough or reshaped it too much can both leave patients feeling dissatisfied. Note that sometimes cartilage needs to be added to the nose to help rebuild damaged structures. Our doctors exclusively use the patient’s own cartilage and do not use cadaveric cartilage (cartilage from a dead person).
Another reason for performing revision nose surgery is if nasal obstruction occurred as a result of the earlier surgery. This could be due to changes in the nose as part of the aging process. Another possibility is that the nasal passage no longer has clear airways. Restoring airflow through either nasal obstruction surgery or a septoplasty can be part of revision nose surgery.
Understanding the Procedure
In many ways, revision nose surgery is done the same way as the original procedure. Your surgeon will work closely with you to discuss your goals, and explain the type of results that are likely. Changes in tissue and cartilage tone and texture make revision surgery hard even for experienced surgeons.
Due to the limitations of this surgery, revision rhinoplasty may also include other procedures. For example, injectable fillers can be used to add volume or smooth out the profile lines. Typically, revision nose surgery reshapes existing cartilage and tissue for a more balanced, natural look.
Recovery and Results
Recovery following revision nose surgery is similar to recovery after an initial surgery. Patients will notice bruising and swelling at first. Many of our patients notice a difference in their nose very soon after the revision procedure, although it take several months to see the final results. Most men and women go back to work within a week or two of their revision surgery.
Revision rhinoplasty from the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas improves the results of an earlier surgery. Our surgeons can restore both look and breathing function of your nose. While it’s important to maintain realistic expectations, patients can expect to feel better about their new profile.