When Can I Get Revision Rhinoplasty?
The earliest patients can receive revision rhinoplasty is six months after their initial surgery, but it is best to wait at least a year. Your nose needs to heal from the initial nose job before Dr. Stein can restore your appearance.
Before your surgery, please discuss your medical history, date of initial surgery, cosmetic and functional concerns, desired outcomes, and expectations with Dr. Stein. If you have a cosmetic problem, please bring photos of noses that match your desired outcome.
What are the Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty helps you achieve your desired results with a similar recovery time as other rhinoplasty procedures–a week of downtime and two weeks of social rest. Some of the other benefits include:
- Correction of nasal deformities
- Maximized nasal function
- Improvement to your overall appearance
- Boosts your self-confidence
No two procedures are the same with Dr. Stein. He personalizes each surgery to fit your needs and goals.
What are the Risks of Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is known for being one of the most complex cosmetic procedures. The nose is a prominent feature and is sneakily complex. Some of the challenges with revision rhinoplasty include:
- Scar tissue blocking access
- Lack of cartilage in the nose
- Nasal obstruction
The scar tissue can interfere with incision placement and cause difficulties in repairing damaged structures. If there is insufficient cartilage in the nose, a donor site is necessary for nasal restoration.
A qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Stein should only perform revision rhinoplasty. With double board certification and over 26 years of experience, Dr. Stein understands the complexities of the nose and the best techniques to ensure your safety and quality results.