Revision Rhinoplasty (Secondary Nose Reshaping Surgery) – Newport Beach, CA

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About Revision Rhinoplasty

Nose reshaping surgery is one of the most prominent aesthetic surgeries on the market and patients are usually happy with their results. However, if you are not pleased with the appearance of your nose or experience troubled breathing through your nose after rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty can be performed by Dr. Karen Leong in Newport Beach, CA. Revision or secondary nose surgery can include minor improvements to improve the appearance of your nose or the functionality of your nasal passages. You do not have to settle for lackluster results or endure breathing obstacles after nose surgery — schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art facility for more information about revision rhinoplasty and your options.

Revision Rhinoplasty Ideal Candidates

You could be a great candidate for revision rhinoplasty if you want to alter or repair the effects of your initial rhinoplasty. The revision surgery is often done to restore or alter the form and functionality of your nose. You should be in search of a long-term solution and have realistic expectations before going into a revision procedure. In addition, you should understand that this procedure could be significantly more complicated than the initial rhinoplasty.

Revision Rhinoplasty Surgical Technique

Prior to performing nose revision surgery, Dr. Leong will meet with you during a consultation to determine your personal goals before creating a treatment plan. At the time of the actual surgery, Dr. Leong will use either an open or closed approach. During the open technique, which is the most common, Dr. Leong will separate the skin, cartilage, and bone, which allows for maximum visibility. Dr. Leong will then reshape the nose to the desired position. The closed technique is much less invasive and is used for less complicated reformations. In some cases of revision rhinoplasty, a bone or cartilage graft may be used to help reconstruct and strengthen the structure of the nose.

What to Expect with Revision Rhinoplasty

Secondary rhinoplasty is most commonly performed under general anesthesia. The duration of your procedure depends on the extent of reconstruction and the technique used. Upon the completion of the procedure, you will be required to wear a nose splint for a few days and may be asked to schedule a follow-up appointment to remove the stitches and splint. This will also allow Dr. Leong to check on your recovery progress. Due to the fact that revision surgery can most often be more complex than your first nose surgery, the recovery time may be expanded. You may experience some substantial bruising and swelling, as well as discomfort or pain for approximately two weeks.

Revision Rhinoplasty Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a revision rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of a revision rhinoplasty varies greatly based on the amount of reconstruction needed. During your initial assessment, we will be able to more accurately determine any out-of-pocket costs. We can also discuss payment and financial planning options in your consultation.

What is cartilage grafting?
For some revision rhinoplasty procedures, cartilage grafting may be necessary. This is performed by taking bone and cartilage from a part of the body, such as the ribs, to then use it to restructure the nose. Typically, this is only needed in severe cases or if cartilage was jeopardized during the initial rhinoplasty procedure.

How common are revision rhinoplasty procedures?
While it is fairly common for some patients to want to slightly alter or touch up the results of a rhinoplasty major revisions are less common. Major revisions are needed because they are often a result of choosing an inexperienced plastic surgeon. It is important with any cosmetic procedure to choose a highly skilled, experienced plastic surgeon whom you can trust to help you achieve your desired outcome.

How can I ensure that I will receive better results with a revision procedure?
It is extremely important to do your research when looking for a revision specialist. A skilled plastic surgeon will be able to understand the alterations you are wanting and what is necessary to provide them through a revision rhinoplasty procedure. Though the procedure itself can be quite complex for some patients, the results are often pleasing.

What can I expect during recovery?
In some cases, the recovery from a revision rhinoplasty can be quicker than the initial rhinoplasty. However, if a cartilage graft was necessary, this may not be the case. Following the procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising, pressure, and some discomfort. Your plastic surgeon will be able to give you appropriate aftercare instructions to help you heal properly.

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Average Cost  
From $9,500
Recovery Time  
Up to 1 Year
Average Procedure Time  
2 – 4 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
6 – 12 Months
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Dr. Leong is devoted to making sure that you keep the results you desire, especially if you had a bad experience with your first rhinoplasty procedure. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Leong will ask questions to understand your concerns and cosmetic goals before discussing your potential options. If you are interested in revision rhinoplasty and are wanting to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong, contact our Newport Beach, CA facility at your earliest convenience.

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