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What Is Revision Rhinoplasty
What are my options for revision rhinoplasty to remove a silicone implant? I don't like the way it turned out. What would the revision rhinoplasty involve? I assume the implant would need to be replaced with something, but what?
This : This is a good question. Commonly patients will have the implant removed and reconstruction performed with their own cartilage from their septum, ears, or rib. Depending of the complexity in the volume needed to reach your aesthetic goals, there may be other options including diced cartilage wrapped in fascia from your temporal region. Of course these are generalizations, but it is difficult to speculate your specific needs without the opportunity to view any photographs. If there are any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Rhinoplasty post op: Every surgeon is different in their post surgical instructions. I personally retain intranasal splints for less than one week and a splint on the nasal dorsum for 1 week or more. I have not found benefit from post operative massage maneuvers, but it will certainly not hurt, and may help. You will definitely find out with time. If it fails, a filler injection may help to forego revision ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is a revision rhinoplasty more expensive than a first rhinoplasty? I was never completely happy with how my original rhinoplasty turned out, and i've recently been considering revision rhinoplasty. In researching the procedure, i'm noticing that costs see
Complexity=cost: Hi! revision rhinoplasty is different in every individual, some are complex requiring cartilage grafts and some are simple tweaks. I would recommend speaking with several different experienced rhinoplasty surgeons for recommendations and quotes, and see what is possible for you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What's the recovery like after a revision rhinoplasty? Is it similar to the original surgery? Or does revision rhinoplasty take longer to recover from?
Hi : Hi revision rhinoplasty is a catch phrase for a whole host of different surgeries presumably designed to correct problems that occurred after an initial rhinoplasty... Therefore it is difficult to give you an exact timeframe... Simple tip work done through a closed approach may only be swollen for 2 weeks or so... But major reconstruction with rib or ear cartilage harvest, done through an open approach is likely to cause more robust swelling that lasts for 1-2 months..... I hope this helps... For more information on rhinoplasty and to see comprehensive before and after photos... Follow the link below... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How can I minimize my risk of complications from a revision rhinoplasty? Are there things i can do before my revision rhinoplasty to decrease my risk? What about during healing?
Finding : Finding a well-qualified revision rhinoplasty surgeon is the first major step to minimizing your risks from surgery and to maximize your outcome. Following all of your surgeons' peri-operative instructions also helps with minimizing your risks. No surgery is entirely risk free, but you do want to do everything you can to minimize the risks as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How much pain will I have after revision rhinoplasty? I understand revision rhinoplasty is more complicated than my original surgery. Does that mean i'll have more pain afterward?
Rhinoplasty is not that painful.: Surprisingly rhinoplasty does not seem to be that painful for most patients. I don't think it makes a difference whether this is a primary or secondary rhinoplasty. If the technique is gentle and there is control of bleeding etc. the postoperative recovery should be much the same as the first time you had the procedure. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How long do I have to wait after revision rhinoplasty before i can exercise? I had to wait three weeks after my first surgery. Will the wait time be similar for revision rhinoplasty?
Are there more risks with doing a revision rhinoplasty than with the original surgery? I keep reading how revision rhinoplasty is such a complicated surgery, even more than a first rhinoplasty. Does that mean it also has more risks?
Revision Rhino: Revision rhino is always more risky than primary surgery as there is more scar tissue build up and the blood supply is not as good as it used to be. Not all rhinoplasty surgeons do revision rhinoplasty. It is a risky but sacred field where few endeavor and even fewer get great results. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What kind of success rate should I look for in a surgeon to do my revision rhinoplasty? I understand it'll never be 100%, but what's a good success rate for revision rhinoplasty?
I : I agree that a revision rate for primary rhinoplasty should be in the low single digits. With revision surgery , which is more complex, the goals may be different (ie, different expectations) due to the limitations of having had prior surgery. Everyone's situation is different so you should talk with your potential surgeons to see what your chances of success are. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are there surgeons who specialize in revision rhinoplasty? I've heard that revision rhinoplasty is a lot harder than an original rhinoplasty. I'm worried about not getting a good result for a second time because of this. Are there surgeons who specialize
Revision rhinoplasty: You have to research and find the board certified surgeons you feel that you have a good rapport with. Some names that you should look at are Drs Solieman and Litner, as well as Dr. Frankel. Also, don't forget that there are non surgical options as well for nasal contour correction. Half of our Non Surgical Rhinoplasty patients are revision cases who wish to avoid going under the knife again. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It's your call. : You are embarking on an elective procedure which is orders of magnitude more complicated than your first rhinoplasty. Take your time doing your homework and speak to as many well qualified and experienced surgeons as necessary to make you feel comfortable. It is a great responsibility for us as surgeons to do cosmetically transformative procedures. It is even greater for you to trust us. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I just had revision rhinoplasty and they had to graft some cartilage. How long is the recovery time?
It varies: The recovery time will vary depending on how extensive your revision surgery was. If it was done only for a minor problem in the tip or along the bridge, then it will heal quickly. More involved revision with grafting as you mentioned will take longer. Most swelling will be gone in 4-6 weeks but it will continue to improve for at least one full year. Be patient and discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If my surgeon doesn't get my rhinoplasty right, does he need to do a revision rhinoplasty at no cost to me? During my consultation, the surgeon mentioned fees for revision rhinoplasty. We haven't even done the first surgery! shouldn't he do reasonable rev
Hi, : Hi, this is always a difficult question but one that needs addressing. All consent forms usually cover the fact that there is a small but real risk of some irregularity as a possible outcome after rhinoplasty. Because of this there is no legal obligation to pay for a revision should there be a need for a re-operation... With that said, most plastic surgeons offer to waive their fee if they agree to do a revision of their own work but the patient is still responsible for the facility and anesthesia costs... Fortunately, the revision rate is very low for most surgeons... Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will I have visible scarring from an open revision rhinoplasty? My surgeon says my revision rhinoplasty needs to be an open procedure to get the best results. I didn't completely understand how he described the procedure, but it sounded like it could leav
What is the difference between rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty? I'm looking into getting my nose done for cosmetic reasons. I've seen both of these as common procedures but don't know the difference. Can you give a basic "layman's" answer?
The : The basic difference between a regular rhinoplasty and a revision rhinoplasty is that a revision is done after having had a prior rhinoplasty. A revision is performed to correct or improve upon the results from the pior surgery or surgeries. A revision rhinoplasty is usually more complicated than the initial surgery but otherwise they can both address the same concerns. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers