There are many reasons why a rhinoplasty procedure may not produce ideal results. At FacesFirst, we want our patients to be completely confident in how they look, which is why we offer the revision rhinoplasty procedure, which corrects any undesired outcomes from previous rhinoplasty surgeries. Get the results you expected the first time. Feel confident when you look in the mirror.
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What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is a term to describe a nose surgery procedure to correct problems or deformities from a previous rhinoplasty. Dr. Christopher Cote is a specialist in revision rhinoplasty. He has the experience and expertise needed to correct problems, and he takes pride in giving patients results they can be confident in. Regardless of who performed your initial rhinoplasty, Dr. Cote can offer a successful revision procedure.
How is it Different from Typical Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is generally considered one of the more difficult procedures among all cosmetic surgeries. This is due to the fact that damaged cartilage will need to be virtually rebuilt to create the new nasal skeleton. To build a new nasal skeleton, graft material, or cartilage, may be harvested from one of three areas of the body: the nasal septum (septal) cartilage, ear (conchal) cartilage, or the rib (costal) cartilage. In some cases, the damage may be too severe to safely be taken from these areas, and synthetic tissue may be used instead. Another possibility is that all of the above may be used, both the natural and synthetic cartilage.
Because revision rhinoplasty is a more complicated procedure, it is crucial that you choose an experienced and trustworthy plastic surgeon. Dr. Cote is double-board certified and has been performing successful plastic surgery procedures for more than twenty years.
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What to Expect
Due to the complexities of this surgery, revision rhinoplasty is a more time-consuming procedure in the operating room, and it has a longer recovery time. Recovery time might be anywhere from six months to two years depending on the severity of the necessary repairs and the health of the skin.
- Does revision rhinoplasty take longer to heal?
Revision rhinoplasty is a more complex procedure than an initial rhinoplasty, and therefore takes longer to heal. Generally, you can expect to be completely healed at about a year after the surgery.
- Can your nose change shape after rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty results are designed to be incredibly long-lasting, however, small changes can take place over time. These changes will be subtle, and your nose should not revert to its original shape.