Trust Your Nose To A Specialist in Revision Rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as secondary rhinoplasty, is specialty at our Buffalo-based Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery. Secondary rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to revise or repair the results of previous rhinoplasty surgery. Both aesthetic and functional problems of the nose may be addressed with revision rhinoplasty. Men and women who are physically healthy, realistic in their expectations, and looking to improve the results of a previous rhinoplasty surgery may be good candidates for revision rhinoplasty. The procedure can take two or more hours to complete and may be performed in an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital.Dr. Sherris usually performs this more complex procedure under general anesthesia to protect the patients airway and well being during surgery. If you have previously undergone a "nose job" and have considered secondary rhinoplasty, please contact our Buffalo, New York plastic surgery practice today to schedule a personal, one-on-one consultation with Dr. David Sherris.
Secondary Rhinoplasty Overview
There are two incision options for revision rhinoplasty. In what's known as 'closed rhinoplasty', the incisions are solely made on the inside of the nose. 'Open rhinoplasty', on the other hand, involves incisions made on the inside of the nose as well as a small incision made on the underside of the nose between the nostrils. Once the incisions are made, the skin is lifted to reveal the underlying bone and cartilage which are then sculpted to the desired shape. The skin is then replaced and stitched into place. General anesthesia is usually used.
Compared to primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty is more complex and may result in more swelling and bruising. Sometimes grafts from other areas of the body, like the ear or rib may be used in revision rhinoplasty to provide structure that is missing from a previous surgery. While the nose takes a full year to heal, much of the swelling will resolve within a few months post surgery. Patients often find that they can return to work within about a week after revision rhinoplasty, though more strenuous activities should be avoided for two to three weeks and risking injury to the nose should be avoided for six weeks. As with all types of surgery, there are potential risks associated with revision rhinoplasty and these may include bleeding, adverse anesthesia reactions, infection, excessive scarring, prolonged swelling, deviation, septal perforation or hematoma, permanent or temporary loss of smell, and the need for further surgery. Dr. Sherris will care for you and your needs throughout the entire healing phase until the desired, realistic outcome has been obtained.
Learn More about Secondary Rhinoplasty - Contact Dr. Sherris
We invite you to contact Dr. David Sherris today if you would like to discuss secondary rhinoplasty. Our Buffalo practice is built on patient care and we would be happy to help you achieve the appearance of your dreams.
"It is my mission to provide our patients with the most knowledgeable, expert care available combined with an eye for artistry.”David A. Sherris, MD