Revision Rhinoplasty Philadelphia
Revision rhinoplasty has helped thousands of patients in New Jersey and the Philadelphia region correct cosmetic and functional nasal complaints. Revision Rhinoplasty (“Secondary Nose Job”) 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.
Rhinoplasty surgens 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 overdone nose needs to be rebuilt to reestablish natural cosmetic form and nasal function. Top Philadelphia Rhinoplasty Surgeon, Dr. Anthony Corrado, 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 top rhinoplasty 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”).
To surgically correct cosmetic or functional issues of the nose as a result of prior rhinoplasty surgery.
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.
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.
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 7th post procedure day.
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. Bruising is variable depending on the patient, although most is resolved within 1-2 weeks. Most of the extensive swelling is resolved in the first few weeks after surgery. Revision rhinoplasty typically takes longer to fully heal, compared to primary procedures. Subtle changes in nasal swelling and appearance will be seen for up to two years as the nose completely heals.