Before & Afters
The surgeons at The Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery offer revision rhinoplasty solutions for patients in Austin & Sunset Valley. Our surgeons specialize in facial plastic surgery treatments, including facelifts, eyebrow lifts, chin and cheek augmentation, as well as rhinoplasty procedures. Each of our nose-reshaping surgeons has extensive training and experience in completing primary and secondary (revision) rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty has been one of the more popular plastic surgical procedures for many years in the cosmetic surgery industry. This is a favored procedure because it dramatically improves the appearance of the nose and the face. This nose surgery improves the overall symmetry of the features of the face and can drastically improve the patient’s facial profile. Nevertheless, the rhinoplasty procedure is also one of the most complex plastic surgeries. Therefore, to achieve consistent results, the surgeon you choose must have extensive experience performing nose-reshaping procedures. Although unexpected issues can arise during any surgical procedure, selecting an experienced plastic surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty decreases your likelihood of experiencing a complication.
Our surgeons’ rhinoplasty revision rates are very low. However, due to the complexity of nose-reshaping surgery, overall, primary rhinoplasty procedures carry one of the highest revision rates among plastic surgery procedures. Surgical complications or disturbances in the healing process may occur, negatively affecting the expected results. When complications occur, nose-reshaping patients may require a secondary rhinoplasty.
REVISION RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURE
Revision rhinoplasty is a revision or secondary procedure that is designed to improve cosmetic or functional complications of the nose occurring from a previous rhinoplasty.
Patients may need revision rhinoplasty in situations such as the following:
- Under correction: Under correction during the primary rhinoplasty may leave a slight hump or another issue that requires additional changes.
- Overcorrection: Overcorrection may require the addition of cartilage grafts to augment the nose correctly.
- Functional Problems: Functional problems like a deviated septum may require septoplasty or other techniques to resolve a breathing problem resulting from a primary rhinoplasty.
Primary rhinoplasty is a complex and technical operation, and subsequent revision rhinoplasty entails new intricacies requiring delicate and exacting techniques. Scar tissue from the first rhinoplasty complicates the secondary procedure. Our surgeons have experience performing both primary and secondary rhinoplasty procedures. During your consultation, the surgeon carefully examines your nose and discusses the details of your revision rhinoplasty. Our digital imaging software helps patients visualize the changes they request.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE
A revision rhinoplasty is completed in three to four hours under general anesthesia. During a closed (endonasal) or open surgery, your surgeon can revise the nasal tissue, cartilage and bones. The incisions are created internally in the closed rhinoplasty, and the incisions are placed on the underside of the nose (across the columella) and internally during an open rhinoplasty.
The techniques used during the surgery will depend on the revisions that are needed. The surgeon begins the operation by creating incisions that separate the skin on the nose to reveal the underlying cartilage and bone. Then the surgeon creates the desired shape by repositioning bone and cartilage, any overcorrection is addressed with cartilage grafts. These cartilage grafts are usually created with cartilage from the patient’s nasal septum. However, if a sufficient amount of cartilage is not obtainable from the septum, cartilage may be taken from the ear or rib. After the surgery, the incisions are sutured. Postoperatively, the nose has a small intranasal dressing overnight, but no packing is required. To provide optimal healing and protection, the patient’s nose is covered with a flexible splint.
REVISION RHINOPLASTY RECOVERY
The revision rhinoplasty stitches and the splint are removed in one week. Bruising, swelling, mild bleeding and discomfort are common. Pain medication is prescribed as needed.
Patients commonly return to work within one week, depending on the job requirements and type of activity involved. Patients must avoid strenuous activity during the first three weeks and any contact to the nose for six weeks. Light activity may be resumed after the first week. Swelling and bruising will fade in the first few weeks, though minor swelling can last for up to a year.
REVISION RHINOPLASTY EXPECTATIONS
Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgeries because of the excellent cosmetic outcomes that men and women can expect. An experienced surgeon who understands the importance of the surgery and the healing process should complete your revision rhinoplasty. Furthermore, the surgeon must be available, remaining by your side throughout your entire revision rhinoplasty process. Following their revision rhinoplasty with a Buckingham Center surgeon, patients can expect to experience cosmetic and functional improvements; these changes should include the revision goals that you and your surgeon discussed during your consultation.
REVISION RHINOPLASTY CONSULTATION
As our surgeon examines your nose, please mention any concerns, frustrations and health problems that you are experiencing from the primary rhinoplasty. After the surgeon reviews your medical history, the doctor discusses which options will meet your needs. Since our surgeons have provided hundreds of rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty patients with beautiful, symmetrical and functional results, at The Buckingham Center, you know you are in good hands.
Before and after photos are available. These photos demonstrate our surgeons’ skills in performing revision rhinoplasty procedures. In addition, our 3-D Vectra digital imaging software can help you visualize and adjust your proposed after-surgery profile and facial symmetry. Your nose may require adjustments to improve breathing or to correct an over- or under-correction from your prior rhinoplasty. Your surgeon walks you through the planning process and helps you find a solution that will meet your cosmetic and functioning nasal goals.
Our Patient Care Consultant will assist you with inquiries and will explain payment options that fit most budgets. Our surgeons specialize in rhinoplasty procedures. Therefore, they can answer all of your revision rhinoplasty questions and address your concerns. Please call 512.661.0747 for a consultation.
THE IDEAL REVISION RHINOPLASTY CANDIDATE
The ideal revision rhinoplasty patient is in good mental and physical health, has no significant medical problems, and has realistic revision rhinoplasty expectations. Men and women who are currently unsatisfied with the outcome of their primary rhinoplasty may be good candidates for a revision rhinoplasty at Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery.
REVISION RHINOPLASTY COST
Revision rhinoplasty is usually considered to be a cosmetic procedure, which is not covered by medical health insurance. Although at times insurance may cover a portion of the procedure related to breathing as long as that obstruction is not the result of a previous cosmetic procedure. Payment options are available that are designed to fit most budgets. The financial staff at The Buckingham Center in Austin, Texas, is ready to help you achieve the revision rhinoplasty results that you desire.
SCHEDULE YOUR REVISION RHINOPLASTY CONSULTATION IN AUSTIN TODAY
Call 512.661.0747 to request a consultation with an experienced revision rhinoplasty surgeon at The Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas. We look forward to meeting you!
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