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If a past nose job failed to achieve your aesthetic or functional goals, a revision rhinoplasty in Bellevue can help. Rhinoplasty gets more and more popular every day, but as a result, dissatisfaction has increased as well. Dr. Daniel Liebertz has the skill and experience needed to safely and effectively correct other surgeons’ unsatisfactory results.
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary surgery performed to correct any functional and aesthetic problems resulting from past rhinoplasty procedures. It can fix issues with proper proportion, symmetry, and function.
The complexity of nose jobs may require more than one surgery, because the healing of the tissues and scar-tissue formation can change the outcome. Because of this, revision rhinoplasty is typically performed after the patient has completely healed from their previous surgery – at least one year later.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you have had a nose job and are not happy with the final results, you may be an ideal candidate for revision rhinoplasty. If you want to correct the size, shape, or angle of your nose, this procedure can address that.
Once you have completely healed from your previous rhinoplasty surgery, you can be a candidate for this surgery. It is important that you are in good overall health and, ideally, a non-smoker.
“Dr Liebertz is a magical surgon and repaired my breathing and my face magnificently, I completely trust his face sculpting skills and professional options of my procedures.” -AJ
Your Revision Rhinoplasty Consultation
During your consultation, you will be asked about your initial surgery. You will have a thorough discussion of your expectations and goals with Dr. Liebertz to ensure that your desired outcome will be achieved.
A review of your previous rhinoplasty, your medical history, and all current medications will be conducted. A physical examination of your nose will be performed to help create a surgical plan.
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty Like?
Similar to primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty begins with the administration of anesthesia. Then an incision will be made. In many cases, the original incisions will be used. Often, the open approach is preferred for revision rhinoplasty, since this allows for a greater degree of access. This will involve an incision across the tissue between the nostrils (called the columella).
Depending on the treatment plan, tissue may be removed or altered to achieve the best results. Cartilage grafts may also be used and may be harvested from your septum, your ears, or in some instances your ribs. Finally, incisions will be closed with stitches. Splints may be applied inside or outside the nose to support and stabilize the tissues.
Healing and Recovery
Revision rhinoplasty takes longer to heal compared to the original rhinoplasty procedure. The length of your recovery period will depend on the complexity of your surgery. This is because scar tissue that has been altered takes longer to heal again. Swelling, inflammation, and bruising can take several months to fully disappear, depending on your body’s natural healing process.
You are recommended to take up to two weeks’ leave from work or school to recuperate after this corrective surgery. Pain medication may be prescribed to alleviate the discomfort.
Sleeping with your head raised during the first night will help lessen bruising and swelling. You will be given instructions before you are sent home to help with quicker recuperation.
How Much Does Revision Rhinoplasty Cost?
The cost of revision rhinoplasty varies from patient to another due to the highly specialized approach employed at Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay. The overall price will reflect anesthetic and surgical fees, as well as the extent of work done.
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Learn more about how revision rhinoplasty in Bellevue can help you get the nasal surgery results you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.