Revision Rhinoplasty

What Is A Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty, secondary rhinoplasty and revision nose surgery are all common names of the procedure needed to repair aesthetic or functional issues that arise after an initial rhinoplasty.

Because of the complicated anatomy of the nose, revision rhinoplasty is considered one of the most challenging facial plastic surgery procedures, and it is extremely important to find a skilled rhinoplasty expert.

If you have had a rhinoplasty and are unsatisfied with the result or continue to have issues breathing, schedule a consultation with Ds. Lieberman & Parikh to see if you are a good candidate for a revision rhinoplasty: Request your consultation online or call (650) 327-3232.

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Why Choose Drs. Lieberman & Parikh For A Revision Rhinoplasty

Drs. Lieberman & Parikh are both double-board certified, fellowship-trained and perform hundreds of rhinoplasties, including many revision rhinoplasties, every year. They are known for providing patients with the nose they’ve always wanted.

During your initial consultation, Drs. Lieberman & Parikh will listen to your aesthetic and functional concerns and spend time explaining what issues may be addressed with a revision rhinoplasty and how, if appropriate, the procedure will be performed. Drs. Lieberman & Parikh believe it is critical that you understand all aspects of the revision rhinoplasty surgery and the limitations of procedure.

If you are a good candidate for a revision rhinoplasty, benefits may include:

  • Balanced Facial Appearance: Revision rhinoplasty reshapes the nose and can result in a more balanced facial structure. When done well, a revision rhinoplasty will take focus away from the nose and highlight the eyes.
  • Improved Breathing: Revision rhinoplasty is sometimes performed to correct nasal obstructions that occured during a previous nose surgery.
  • Corrected Nasal Symmetry: Revision rhinoplasty is sometimes performed to correct a bulbous nasal tip, crooked nose or other nasal features not addressed in the initial rhinoplasty.
  • Increased Self-Confidence: Revision rhinoplasty will hopefully dissolve discomfort a person has about the shape of their nose and allow them to feel more like his or herself.

How Is A Revision Rhinoplasty Performed?

Drs. Lieberman and Parikh have extensive revision rhinoplasty expertise and devote the necessary time to educate patients so they know what can be accomplished with his or her desired revision nose job.

Like an initial rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia at our state-of-the-art, fully-accredited surgical center, AAASC. The bone and cartilage of the nose will be reshaped while preserving or re-stabilizing the nasal airways.

What Is The Recovery Like After A Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis with an initial recovery period of one to two weeks. You will wear a splint and probably have significant bruising and swelling for seven to 10 days after surgery. Most patients will not have nasal packing after a revision rhinoplasty.

One week after, Drs. Lieberman & Parikh will remove your splint  and you will have a pretty good idea of what your new nose will look like, although there will still be significant swelling and some bruising. It also is important to note that revision rhinoplasty requires a long-term commitment from the patient as routine follow-ups are critical component of the healing process. Full results will appear between one to two years after surgery, so it is important that the patient continue to see Drs. Lieberman & Parikh on a regular basis to ensure the progress remains on track.

To see if a revision rhinoplasty is right for you, request your consultation online or call (650) 327-3232 to schedule an appointment to see Drs. Lieberman & Parikh in the Bay Area at our Palo Alto office.

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