Revision rhinoplasty is one of the most complex and intricate surgical procedures, one that should only be executed by the most skilled and experienced plastic surgeons. As the name suggests, a revision rhinoplasty aims to reverse or modify the results of a previous or primary rhinoplasty. Patients usually seek a revision rhinoplasty if they go to an inexperienced plastic surgeon for their primary surgery.
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What is a revision rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty, also known as corrective nose surgery, is a surgical operation that aims to reverse or modify the primary rhinoplasty results. Most patients opt for a revision rhinoplasty if a previous procedure either removed excess cartilage and bone from the nose which led to an excessively narrow or small nose or if they experienced other adverse effects such as asymmetry.
A poorly done rhinoplasty can lead to a weakened nasal structure, a pinched nasal tip, ski-slope bridges, or breathing difficulties. In rare cases, a revision rhinoplasty may also be sought to reverse the primary rhinoplasty results, restoring the patient’s original pre-surgery nose.
What revision rhinoplasty treats
- Distorted or misshapen nose structure
- Nose job with excessive cartilage removal
- Disproportional or asymmetric nose structure
- Unwanted cosmetic results
- Breathing problems
Am I a candidate for revision rhinoplasty?
Dr. Wirth patiently discusses your cosmetic goals and medical history and examines the results of the primary rhinoplasty to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for revision rhinoplasty. Generally speaking, you’re an ideal candidate for a revision rhinoplasty if:
- Your nose has healed completely after the primary rhinoplasty
- You want to achieve proper facial balance and harmony
- You’re unhappy with the primary rhinoplasty results
- You miss your old nose and want to reverse the results of the primary rhinoplasty
- You have breathing or speech problems after the primary rhinoplasty
- You want to regain your confidence
- You’re in generally good physical and mental health
- You have realistic cosmetic expectations from the revision rhinoplasty
How does revision rhinoplasty work?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Wirth discusses your cosmetic goals, medical history, and reasons for seeking revision rhinoplasty. He also examines the results of the previous rhinoplasty to identify potential structural problems leading to speech and breathing issues. Based on the consultation, he curates the ideal revision rhinoplasty treatment plan. There are several potential methods of conducting a rhinoplasty — Dr. Wirth discusses all of your treatment options, and you collectively curate the ideal treatment plan for your needs, goals, and lifestyle.
Dr. Wirth administers either local or general anesthesia before the surgery. In most cases, Dr. Wirth starts the rhinoplasty procedure by making an incision within the nostrils to access the soft tissues. Following that, he places an incision in the skin between the nostrils (columella) to separate the skin from the underlying tissues, giving him access to the bone and cartilage. Next, he contours the bone and cartilage according to your cosmetic goals and treatment plan. After the procedure, the skin is draped back over the incisions and sutured.
You’ll have to wear a nasal splint for approximately one week after the revision rhinoplasty procedure. You should expect some pain, discomfort, swelling, and bruising for a few days. Dr. Wirth will prescribe some painkillers to help you manage the pain and discomfort. The swelling and bruising will gradually recede in a few days or weeks, allowing you to see the results of the treatment. You can return to work in 10 days, but it may take 3 to 4 weeks for all side effects to dissipate. You’ll notice the final results once the swelling has gone down completely.
Why choose Dr. Wirth for revision rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex surgical procedures, which is precisely why so many plastic surgeons get it wrong. Revision rhinoplasty is even more complex because it aims to reverse or address the primary rhinoplasty’s failures or mess-ups. That’s why it’s crucial to find the best plastic surgeon for a revision rhinoplasty, like Dr. Garrett A. Wirth.
Dr. Wirth is a board-certified plastic surgeon with an exceptional training background and experience, having served as a Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute at the University of California-Irvine Medical Center. He has a keen understanding of facial and nasal anatomy, and he has successfully performed hundreds of nose surgeries on men and women of all ages and ethnicities, making him an expert at rhinoplasties.
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