Revision Rhinoplasty (Secondary Nose Reshaping Surgery) – New York, NY

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About Revision Rhinoplasty

Nose reshaping surgery is one of the most sought-after plastic surgeries on the market and patients are usually happy with their results. However, if you are not happy with the appearance of your nose or you are struggling to breathe after rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty is performed at Uptown Body Contouring in New York, NY. Secondary nose surgery sometimes includes minor changes to improve the appearance of your nose or includes reconstruction to reshape it, providing you with better function. You do not have to settle for second-rate results or suffer from functional problems after nose surgery — schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio to find out more about revision rhinoplasty and your options for achieving better results.

Ideal Candidates

You might be a good candidate for revision rhinoplasty if you want to change or repair the effects of your first procedure. The revision surgery is mostly done to restore or alter the form and performance of your nose. You should be prepared for a lasting solution and have reasonable expectations before going into a revision procedure. Patients should also understand that this procedure may be more complicated than the previous rhinoplasty.

Surgical Technique

Prior to performing nose revision surgery, Dr. Del Vecchio will meet with you to determine your individual desires and goals before creating a treatment plan. During the actual procedure, Dr. Del Vecchio will choose either an open or closed approach. When using the open technique, which is the most common, Dr. Del Vecchio will detach the skin from the cartilage and bone, which allows for increased visibility. Dr. Del Vecchio will then reshape the nose to the desired stature. The closed technique is simpler to perform and commonly used for less dramatic results. In some cases of revision rhinoplasty, a bone or cartilage graft may be required to help strengthen and reconstruct the architecture of the nose.

What to Expect

Rhinoplasty revision is typically performed under general anesthesia. The amount of time your surgery will take depends on the type of reconstruction and the technique employed. After the procedure, you will be required to wear a nose splint for up to a week and may be asked to schedule a follow-up appointment to remove the splint and stitches. This will also allow Dr. Del Vecchio to check up on your progress. Due to the fact that revision surgery can most often be more complex than the initial surgery, the recovery time may be expanded. You may experience heavy swelling and bruising, as well as some discomfort for about two weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a revision rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of a revision rhinoplasty varies based on the amount of reconstruction needed. During your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will listen to your concerns before examining the results of your original rhinoplasty. When a surgical plan is developed, he will be able to more accurately determine your costs. Dr. Del Vecchio can also discuss payment options and information on low-interest financing to make your revision rhinoplasty easier to afford.

How long should I wait after my original rhinoplasty?
It's important to give your nose time to heal after a rhinoplasty. In many cases, it can take over a year for inflammation to fully subside and the final shape of your nose to be visible. When your nose has completely recovered from rhinoplasty, you should take time to assess how you feel about the appearance before scheduling a consultation at Uptown Body Contouring for revision rhinoplasty.

How common are revision rhinoplasty procedures?
Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic surgery and most patients are happy with their results. However, some rhinoplasties may require a second surgery to complete the procedure or to repair minor flaws. In a small number of patients, revision rhinoplasty is needed to correct major cosmetic concerns or functional problems created during the original surgery. If you are unhappy in any way with the results of your rhinoplasty by Dr. Del Vecchio or another surgeon, schedule a consultation to learn more about revision rhinoplasty.

How can I ensure that I will receive better results with a revision procedure?
It is extremely important to do research when selecting a plastic surgeon to perform your revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Del Vecchio is a skilled plastic surgeon with years of training in rhinoplasty with a special interest in revision rhinoplasty. He understands the advanced techniques and extra skills required to perform a revision rhinoplasty without weakening the structure of your nose.

Will I need cartilage grafting?
For some revision rhinoplasty procedures, cartilage grafting may be necessary. This is performed by taking bone and/or cartilage from a part of the body, such as the ribs, and using it to restructure your nose. Typically, this is only needed in severe cases or if the cartilage was jeopardized during the first rhinoplasty procedure. Cartilage grafting may be used to help support the structure of your nose so you don't have breathing trouble after surgery. Dr. Del Vecchio will discuss the possibility of cartilage grafting during your consultation.

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Uptown Body Contouring is dedicated to making sure that you are given the look you desire, especially if you had a bad experience following your first surgery. At your consultation, we will work to understand your concerns and aesthetic goals before discussing your choices to give you optimal results. If you are considering revision rhinoplasty and are wanting to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio, contact our New York, NY practice right away.

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