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Getting it right: REVISION RHINOPLASTY

 

Very few surgeons are truly qualified to perform the complicated procedure of Revision Rhinoplasty. Revision or Secondary Rhinoplasty is a correction, whether functional or aesthetic, to the unsatisfactory results of a previous Rhinoplasty (Nose) surgery.

WHEN TO GO FOR THE REVISION… Typically, the recommendation is to wait a year after the original Rhinoplasty so that there is ample time for healing and the nose to “settle” into its new anatomy. There can be a shorter duration to this recovery time depending on the extent of the previous surgery, which can be discussed during the consultation.

Although the decision should not be made lightly, you should consider a revision if you have any of these issues:

  • persistent breathing problems
  • nose still too large
  • still a bump in the bridge
  • new nose not in balance with the rest of the face
  • too much removed
  • tip of your nose needs better refinement
  • tip is deflected off to one side (“twisted tip”)

WHY IS REVISION RHINOPLASTY MORE COMPLICATED?

  • Changes to the typical anatomy and geography of the nose due to cartilage removal during the first surgery
  • There may not be enough cartilage in the nose to work with and it has to be borrowed from behind the ear, which also requires extra incisions
  • Navigating the scar tissue in the nasal lining from the primary surgery
  • There is a higher risk of developing little spider veins in the nose called telangectasias
  • All of these issues increase the variables and the amount of time in surgery

SURGICAL EXPERIENCE IS CRUCIAL… It is possible that the problem resulting from the original Rhinoplasty may not be the fault of the original surgeon. Anatomical variations and the healing process aren’t under their control. Although, the actual surgery is under the surgeon’s control, which is why you need the most experience surgical hands for the best possible outcome. This is especially true with navigating the altered anatomy and scar tissue present during a revision Rhinoplasty. It requires not only skill, but an artful eye, as well.

CHOOSE A SURGEON WHO:

  • IS Qualified with expert training (I’m triple board certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery, Facial plastic & General plastic surgery)
  • Has many years of experience with many surgeries (almost 2 decades of surgical experience)
  • Does them regularly – Our patients come from across the country to have revision rhinoplasty  – using my advanced techniques and honed skills…

This is one of those surgeries where the extra care and attention I give to my clients is crucial for discussing expectations, changes and the best technique to accomplish the goal of the Revision Rhinoplasty. To schedule a consultation to get the nose you desire, visit www.davinciplastic.com.

Steven Davison M.D.

Baord Certified Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon

Rhinoplasty — Surgery of the Nose

I do a lot of nose surgeries.  It is one of the most common and important surgeries we do.  Every year over 1.5 million men, women and children of all ages and ethnic groups have nose surgery for cosmetic and functional reasons.

So, let me talk a little about it today.

The first nasal reconstruction was performed in India where removal of the nose served as punishment for various crimes.  That’s not how and why I do nose surgeries!

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex, delicate surgeries performed today. The primary goal is a natural looking nose that complements all of the other facial features by balancing its size, width and angles. 

These are some of the reasons people come to me for nose surgery:

  • Alter the size, shape and/or angle of their nose
  • Correct or improve appearance and function
  • Reconstruction to correct damage from injury or a precious surgery
  • Restore youthfulness to an aging nose while having a Facelift
  • Create the nose “of their dreams”…dislike the nose they were born with

Questions I’m frequently asked:

“Can you achieve the perfect nose?”  Rhinoplasty is a combination of art and science.  I do a thorough examination of the facial anatomy, appearance, proportion and structure.  Then I match the nose to the rest of the face…in other words…I sculpt your nose to achieve natural facial balance.

“How is it done?”  This is where my years of experience, skill, artistic ability and today’s advancements enable me to get the job done right.   No two faces are alike…your nose must fit your face naturally. I perform either an open or closed procedure (see my website) and I work through the incisions to remove excess tissue, reshape cartilage and bone and alter the shape and size of the nose.

My goal is always to restore function while achieving a cosmetically pleasing, natural looking nose.  If you’ve been thinking about it, let’s talk about it.  Now is the time…before the Holiday’s are upon us.

I love helping people keep their best faces forward!

Dr. Steven Davison

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Davison

The initial consultation with your surgeon is critical! It should always be face to face with your surgeon during which time he/she listens closely to your concerns. Dr. Davison believes this time spent with you is critical to both you and to him. It is during the consultation that he comes to fully understand your concerns, evaluates them correctly and is then able to make the recommendations and develop the treatment plan thats right for you. Dr. Davison invests the time to sit down and talk to you face-to-face.

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