Revision Rhinoplasty Before & Afters
What should an individual expect before and after revision rhinoplasty? Check out our revision rhinoplasty before and after photo gallery to see how our patients have improved their facial appearance thanks to the support provided by Dr. Azizzadeh, a world-renowned revision rhinoplasty specialist.
About Revision Rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasty enables an individual to reshape the nose and enhance his or her cosmetic appearance after a previous rhinoplasty procedure failed to deliver optimal results. Also, this facial plastic surgery allows a patient to restore the nasal function if it was impaired during a previous rhinoplasty.
Ultimately, revision rhinoplasty is one of the most complex facial plastic surgery procedures, one that must be completed by an experienced and knowledgeable facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Azizzadeh possesses extensive revision rhinoplasty expertise and will devote the necessary time and resources to help a patient accomplish his or her desired revision nose job goals. He will precisely correct the delicate structures of the nose during revision rhinoplasty, and as such, ensure a patient receives extensive support before, during and after the rhinoplasty surgery.
Revision Rhinoplasty Benefits
The benefits of revision rhinoplasty are similar to those associated with primary rhinoplasty surgery. Common revision rhinoplasty benefits include:
- Rejuvenated Facial Appearance: Revision rhinoplasty is used to reshape the nose, resulting in a more youthful and balanced facial appearance.
- Improved Breathing: Revision rhinoplasty is sometimes performed in combination with nasal obstruction surgery or a septoplasty to correct nasal obstructions that occur due to a prior nose surgery.
- Enhanced Facial Symmetry: Revision rhinoplasty is used to correct a bulbous nasal tip, crooked nose, and other facial problems, leading to improved facial symmetry.
- Increased Self-Confidence: Revision rhinoplasty revitalizes the appearance and shape of the nose, and as such, often provides a confidence-booster for patients who are self-conscious about their facial appearance.
During an initial consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh teaches patients about revision rhinoplasty, how the surgery is performed, and its benefits. Dr. Azizzadeh allocates time and resources to ensure patients understand all aspects of revision rhinoplasty and can make informed treatment decisions.
How Does a Primary Rhinoplasty Differ from a Revision Rhinoplasty?
Primary rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most-popular facial plastic surgeries. It is used to reshape the nose to improve the facial aesthetic. Or, primary nose surgery is used to treat a deviated septum, breathing problems, or other structural defects of the nose and restore the nasal function.
Comparatively, revision rhinoplasty is performed after a primary nose surgery fails to deliver the desired results. A revision nose job is similar to a primary rhinoplasty because it is used to address the facial aesthetic or correct structural problems associated with the nose. However, a revision rhinoplasty procedure is performed if an initial nose job does not help a patient achieve his or her treatment goals. Revision rhinoplasty often takes longer to perform than a traditional rhinoplasty procedure too.
Revision rhinoplasty is more complex than primary rhinoplasty. A revision rhinoplasty procedure requires a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who possesses a deep understanding of the nasal structure and advanced surgical techniques. Also, a revision rhinoplasty surgery should be performed by a facial plastic surgery expert who provides each patient with a personalized treatment plan.
Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to explain the similarities and differences between revision rhinoplasty and primary nose job surgery. That way, Dr. Azizzadeh helps patients determine whether a revision nose job is the right treatment to help them achieve their facial plastic surgery goals.
What Are Dr. Azizzadeh's Revision Rhinoplasty Qualifications?
When it comes to revision rhinoplasty surgery, you should only trust your nose to an experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Azizzadeh.
Because Dr. Azizzadeh is double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), he possesses an unparalleled in-depth knowledge of the underlying structures in the face and head that he applies to his revision rhinoplasty surgical techniques.
Furthermore, Dr. Azizzadeh will perform a revision nose job carefully and precisely, ensuring a patient can maintain the integrity of the nasal function as well as improve his or her facial appearance. He offers patients the skills and years of experience needed to deliver superior revision rhinoplasty results time and time again.
Am I a Candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?
If a patient is unhappy with the cosmetic results of a nose job, revision rhinoplasty may provide this individual with a second chance to achieve his or her ideal facial appearance.
A primary rhinoplasty takes one to two years to fully heal, so often times the patient needs to be very patient and wait to see the final results of their surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh knows that this can be hard to do, but he makes sure to educate his patients on the importance of letting the nose heal before performing an additional surgery. When revision rhinoplasty is necessary, it can help correct the following issues:
- Short nose
- Nasal hump
- Pinched nose deformity
- Breathing issues / difficulty
- Twisted nose
- Unnatural looking tip
- Visible scars
- Scooped bridge
- Nasal tip bossae (reverse rhinoplasty)
- Asymmetric nostrils
- Large nose
- Unbalanced nasal aesthetics
- Unbalanced chin aesthetics
Moreover, if a past rhinoplasty damaged the nasal function, revision rhinoplasty offers a great opportunity to repair this issue. Dr. Azizzadeh understands what it takes to reconstruct the nose and restore the nasal function and always find this procedure very rewarding for the patients.
What Should You Expect During a Revision Rhinoplasty Consultation?
Finding a revision rhinoplasty surgeon who is honest and forthright is paramount. A revision nose job can be complicated and may not provide the patient with the exact results they envision if performed by an unqualified surgeon. But if a patient works with a skilled, experienced facial plastic surgeon, like Dr. Azizzadeh, he or she is will receive the support needed to make an informed revision rhinoplasty decision.
Dr. Azizzadeh strives to offer his patients a very comprehensive and dedicated revision rhinoplasty consultation. This meeting allows Dr. Azizzadeh to learn about each patient and address his or her revision nose surgery concerns. The consultation is mutually beneficial and enables Dr. Azizzadeh to understand a patient’s revision rhinoplasty goals and outline the steps an individual will need to take to accomplish these aspirations. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh will dedicate sufficient time and resources to respond to a patient’s revision nose job queries and guarantees the individual will feel 100% comfortable with revision rhinoplasty by the end of the consultation.
Revision rhinoplasty should allow an individual to achieve balance between the bridge, nostrils and tip of the nose. During the consultation process, Dr. Azizzadeh will evaluate these factors in conjunction with an individual’s cheeks, chin, eyebrows, forehead and lips. By doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh can collaborate with a patient to find the best way to provide him or her with a natural-looking and functional nose.
Other factors that Dr. Azizzadeh will examine during a consultation include:
- Upper portion of the nose (nasal bones)
- Middle portion of the nose (cartilaginous network)
- Tip of the nose (including nostrils)
- Functional components of the nose, such as the septum, turbinates and nasal valves
Dr. Azizzadeh recommends a patient bring his or her medical records to their consultation. This information will enable Dr. Azizzadeh to understand an individual’s medical background and offer custom revision rhinoplasty recommendations.
How Does Dr. Azizzadeh Use 3D Imaging During the Consultation Process?
The Vectra 3D imaging system allows Dr. Azizzadeh to take 3D photographs of a patient’s face and use these images to understand how an individual will look before and after revision rhinoplasty.
With the Vectra system, Dr. Azizzadeh can capture all angles of an individual’s face. Then, he will be able to display images that highlight the expected outcome of revision rhinoplasty, enabling a patient to better understand how the procedure will impact his or her facial appearance.
What Does Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery Involve?
Revision rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure with a recovery period of one to two weeks. A patient may need to stay home from work for seven to 10 days after surgery, depending on the amount of bruising and swelling. The patient will have a splint on the nose, which will be removed one week later. Most patients will not have nasal packing after a revision rhinoplasty.
It also is important to note that revision rhinoplasty requires a long-term commitment and routine follow ups are critical components of your nose surgery. Since full results will appear within one to two years after surgery once all of the internal swelling has dissipated, Dr. Azizzadeh will continue to consult with a patient to ensure an individual’s progress remains on track. The patient will then be seen every 3 months for the first year and annually after that.
Dr. Azzizadeh’s Approach to Revision Rhinoplasty
As a Harvard-trained, double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh takes an extremely detailed approach to revision rhinoplasty. Through his many years of experience, he believes there is no such thing as a standard revision nose surgery because every patient requires thorough consideration and examination of his or her unique circumstances. Dr. Azizzadeh carefully takes note of each individual issue in the nose, as well as how it interacts with other facial features. His approach is dynamic, integrating every area of his expertise for the best outcome.
Revision nose surgery is an incredibly complex procedure and requires an expert to deliver quality results. Dr. Azizzadeh prides himself in providing his patients with very honest and realistic expectations for their revision rhinoplasty results. As a leading expert in in the area, Dr. Azizzadeh has worked with many patients who were initially promised unrealistic results, leaving these patients with a nose that they had not anticipated and desiring a revision rhinoplasty surgery. You can trust that Dr. Azizzadeh will always have your best interests in mind, and provide you with his honest expert opinion on what is best and realistic for you.
What is a natural looking revision rhinoplasty?
The key aspect to a natural looking revision rhinoplasty is really your anatomy. Dr. Azizzadeh believes ethnicity and gender play an important role to create a nose that really fits your face. It’s not about creating a nose that’s perfect, but creating a nose that’s perfect for your face.
Dr. Azizzadeh thoroughly examines your bone structure, lips, chin, neck, and the under eyes as each of these components needs to be in balance with the nose. Ultimately, he wants your eyes to be the focus of your face. When someone looks at you and their focus naturally goes to your eyes, that is the result of a natural revision rhinoplasty outcome. The key aspect is a nose that it creates the perfect balance between all features.
Revision Rhinoplasty Recovery
Following a revision rhinoplasty, the recovery process is critical in achieving a beautiful result. At our office, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of post-surgical guidelines. We’ve included some of these guidelines below, giving you an idea of what you can expect:
- Clean your incisions with hydrogen peroxide once a day and use antibiotic salves on incisions twice a day.
- Use cold compresses for the first three days following surgery and then switch to a warm compress on bruises.
- Keep head elevated for at least one week following surgery. This includes while you sleep, rest or relax.
- Strenuous exercise can be resumed three to four weeks after surgery to minimize post surgical complications. You must receive clearance from Dr. Azizzadeh before resuming your workouts.
At The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, our goal is your comfortable, smooth recovery. If any questions or concerns arise at any point during your revision rhinoplasty recovery, we are at your disposal. Please call or email us with any questions and we will help with anything you need.
Schedule a Revision Nose Job Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
To learn more about revision rhinoplasty, please schedule a consultationwith Dr. Azizzadeh at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery or call (310) 657-2203.