Revision Rhinoplasty Philadelphia
Revision rhinoplasty has helped thousands of patients in the New Jersey region and is a procedure performed to correct problems arising as a result of a prior nose job. Problems associated with prior rhinoplasty procedures usually affect either the appearance of the nose or nasal function. Prior surgery may have lead to nasal tip collapse, an overly sculpted tip, nasal contour irregularities, a “ski slope bridge”, or nasal collapse leading to airway obstruction.
Board certified plastic surgeons will employ many state of the art techniques to attempt to restore your nose to its proper form and function. Many times nasal surgery has been performed without respect for maintaining the vital structural components of the nose. In these instances the nose needs to be “rebuilt” to add structure to a nose which has been overly “worked”. The cosmetic surgeon will often utilize cartilage of the nose, ear, or even a portion of the rib, in an effort to improve the appearance of your nose, as well as its function.
Revision rhinoplasty is a very complex procedure. Patients should seek a surgeon with extensive formal training in this highly specialized surgical field and should be board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Otolaryngology (“Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery”).
Dr. Anthony Corrado Discusses Rhinoplasty
Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure Facts
Surgical Goals: To surgically correct cosmetic or functional issues of the nose as a result of prior rhinoplasty surgery.
The Procedure: External rhinoplasty approaches are utilized. Areas of cosmetic or functional problems are improved, many times through the use of cartilage grafts. These grafts help to “rebuild” certain cosmetic defects or help to improve the nasal airway. Dr. Corrado DOES NOT place packing in the nose. He uses nasal splints inside the nose that have air channels allowing the patient to be able to breath after surgery. A small cast will be placed over the nose to protect it and allow it to heal in the immediate post operative period. Other procedures such as Chin Augmentation or Neck Liposuction may be performed to complement the procedure.
Anesthesia: General anesthesia.
Length of Time: The amount of time varies based upon what types of refinements are necessary. Procedure times can range from 1-4 hours depending on the complexity of the case. All procedures are performed at a fully accredited outpatient surgery center.
After the Procedure: All patients are sent home the night after surgery, and are given a set of post procedure instructions to follow. The patient will follow up the next day for a post procedure check, and again on the 5th post procedure day.
Recovery: Most patients can return to work in a week, although all individual patient recovery times vary. Patients are asked to refrain from physical exertion for a period of two weeks. Swelling and bruising are all variable depending on the patient, although most is resolved within 1-2 weeks.