A person’s nose is one of their most prominent facial features. Those who are displeased with the size or shape of their nose may opt for rhinoplasty to achieve a more attractive appearance. Others may suffer from nasal blockage, which can also be addressed during nose surgery. If you underwent rhinoplasty in the past but are unhappy with the outcome, rhinoplasty revision can help you reach your cosmetic and functional objectives. This corrective surgery can improve the poor results of a previous nose procedure and restore your facial balance.
- Feel dissatisfied with how your nose looks after a previous rhinoplasty procedure?
- Think your nose is disproportionate to your other features?
- Have an asymmetrical or poorly shaped nose?
- Struggle with a nasal blockage that impairs your breathing or disrupts your sleep?
Your Rhinoplasty Revision Journey
Your rhinoplasty revision options will be discussed with you during your private consultation. During this appointment, you can communicate any concerns or questions you may have about the surgery. Using the advanced VECTRA® 3D Imaging System, Dr. Agullo can create an accurate simulation of your results before your procedure. Rhinoplasty revision is performed using general anesthesia, and Dr. Agullo works with some of the best anesthesiologists in the area to ensure patients’ safety and comfort. Depending on the complexity of the surgery and the desired extent of correction, it may take a few hours to complete your rhinoplasty. All patients are required to stay in the recovery room for observation for at least one hour, but most can go home shortly after.
Rhinoplasty Revision Techniques
Non Surgical Revision
Sometimes, Dr. Agullo can improve external aspects of the nose or skin with:
- Steroid injections
Open Rhinoplasty Revision
- This technique allows Dr. Agullo to address the inner structures of the nose with maximum precision.
- For more complex nose corrections, this approach yields the best results.
- Incisions are created along the inside of the nose and on the columella.
Rhinoplasty Revision With Cartilage Graft
- This technique is ideal for those who do not have enough cartilage to perform a traditional rhinoplasty revision.
- Cartilage is extracted from one of the patient’s ribs, ears, or both, and grafted to the nose as needed.
- With a rib graft, a slightly longer recovery is needed, and the chest may be swollen and sore for a few days.
Preparing for Your SurgeryProper preparation is essential for having a comfortable and relaxed recovery. Dr. Agullo will give you thorough instructions to help you get ready for your procedure. Typically, patients are advised to take the following steps before their scheduled rhinoplasty revision surgery:
- Make arrangements with a friend or relative to take you to your appointment and back home after your surgery.
- Get all of your prescriptions filled before the day of your procedure.
- Gather the necessary paperwork and ID, which will be needed the day of your scheduled procedure.
- Stop using all tobacco products and taking blood thinning medications for at least two weeks before surgery.
- Be sure to avoid eating or drinking after midnight on your surgery day.
Rhinoplasty Revision FAQS
The recovery after rhinoplasty revision is similar to that of your initial procedure. Your nose will be taped to minimize swelling. Bruising and tenderness can be expected, but these side effects usually resolve within a couple of weeks. Most patients can return to their usual activities two weeks after surgery. When cleared by Dr. Agullo, you may resume exercising. It is recommended to stay out of the sun for a few months to reduce the risk of discoloration.
Following all of the recommended aftercare directions can help reduce the risk of complications following rhinoplasty revision. As with all surgeries, some of the potential risks may include:
- Bleeding or hematoma
- Asymmetrical results
- Prolonged swelling
- Abnormal reaction to anesthesia
Swelling may last for several months, but the nose should show noticeable improvement after 12 weeks. However, it may take up to one year for the nose to adjust to its new contours and for you to see the final effects of a rhinoplasty revision procedure. Results of this procedure are intended to be permanent.
Because each rhinoplasty revision is carefully tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy and desires, the price of every procedure varies. Our current fee schedule provides basic surgical fees for the procedures we offer, but the cost differs from patient to patient. The $100 consultation fee is applied to the total price of your treatment, which is calculated for you during your initial meeting with Dr. Agullo. All fees must be paid in full before your scheduled surgery.