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; therefore, it is extremely important to find a skilled rhinoplasty expert. In Palo Alto, Drs. Lieberman and Parikh have extensive experience performing revision rhinoplasty and attract patients from throughout the Bay Area.

If you have had a rhinoplasty and are unsatisfied with the result or continue to have issues breathing, use our online form to request your consultation with Dr. Lieberman or Dr. Parikh to see if you are a good candidate for a revision rhinoplasty or call (650) 327-3232 to schedule an appointment.

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Why Choose Drs. Lieberman & Parikh for a Revision Rhinoplasty

Drs. Lieberman and Parikh are both double-board certified, fellowship-trained and typically perform over 100 rhinoplasty procedures, including many revision rhinoplasties, every year. They are known for providing patients with the nose they’ve always wanted. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lieberman or Dr. 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 and Parikh believe it is critical that you understand all aspects of the revision rhinoplasty surgery and the limitations of the procedure.

What Are the Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty?

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 obstruction 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.

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 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. Thin nasal splints are occasionally used after revision rhinoplasty, never nasal packing.

One week after surgery, your surgeon 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 1 to 2 years after surgery, so it is important that the patient continue to see your surgeon 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 at our Palo Alto office.

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