How Does Revision Rhinoplasty Work?
Revision rhinoplasties can be one of the most challenging cosmetic surgical procedures. Using advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Stein meticulously works to preserve both optimal aesthetics and function. Dr. Stein uses IV sedation for all rhinoplasty procedures. Revision rhinoplasties are commonly done on an outpatient basis allowing you to go home the same day.
No two rhinoplasty procedures are done the same way. Dr. Stein customizes treatment plans according to your individual needs and goals. When possible, Dr. Stein places incisions either solely within the inside of the nostril or in the natural creases and folds of the skin. Most revision rhinoplasties, however, do require an open rhinoplasty approach.
Am I a Good Candidate For Revision Rhinoplasty?
If you’re bothered by external deformities or breathing difficulties after rhinoplasty, you may be a good fit for revision procedures. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Stein routinely performs these secondary procedures with exceptional outcomes. In most cases, Dr. Stein may request that you wait for at least 6 months after healing from your original surgery but in most cases, it is best to wait a full year before revision surgery.
Ideally, patients should be non-smokers and in otherwise good general health before considering rhinoplasty. Men and women thinking about secondary procedures should have realistic expectations. Revision surgeries may not completely correct all cosmetic deformities. Dr. Stein will help prepare you for what to expect prior to treatment.