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Revision Rhinoplasty


What is a Redo Nose Job?

Revision rhinoplasty can be called a variety of names – redo nose job, secondary nose job, correction rhinoplasty and there’s probably more. The actuality is that it’s a nose procedure that was done previously and now an additional surgery needs to be performed to correct a number of possible problems such as breathing, improving on the existing rhinoplasty result or even returning the nose to how it looked before.

Revision Rhino

Why People Have Rhinoplasty

There are many reasons that may cause a person to have a nose job to begin with.

1. Accidents do happen! Especially to very active individuals who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. Automobile accidents often involve damage to the nose. Fortunately, if corrected early (within 2 weeks of injury) results are very positive and noses can be corrected back to their original look.

2. Medical Reasons – It is estimated that 80% of all nasal septum’s are off center creating a deviated septum. When the cartilage of the nose is off-center breathing problems can occur and can also result in sinusitis and sinus infections.

3. Cosmetic Reasons – When a person feels their nose is too big or too small, or their nose has a bump or hump, nostrils are too far apart, are flared or pinched, nose is too wide, too flat, or it may be crooked, it can cause a person to feel self-conscious about their nose it can create a number of emotional problems. Dr. Silver feels that everyone should be able to feel good about their appearance allowing patients to feel more confident with positive self-esteem.

4. Past Rhinoplasty With Poor Results – Revision Rhinoplasty

How to Avoid Having Bad Results from Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty is considered to be one of the most difficult of all facial plastic surgery. Bad nose jobs results are usually due to many factors, the most important of which is choosing the plastic surgeon very carefully. Therefore, it is important to thoroughly check out the surgeon you plan to use. Experience is the key when it comes to Rhinoplasty surgery. Also look for someone who has a passion for this type of procedure. The surgeon should be board certified in otolaryngology and have had special training in both endonasal and external approaches. During the consultation the surgeon should express his understanding of nasal anatomy and dynamics and how the surgery could affect the airway for the better.

How is Revision Rhinoplasty Different than Primary Rhinoplasty?

Revision Rhinoplasty is a type of problem that is often more complex than other rhinoplasties because the surgeon is dealing with a nose that has already had some structures removed and there is possibly a great deal of scar tissue that has to be looked into before you can create a better result. Breathing problems are often a more serious problem because of the previous surgery. With Dr. Silver’s extensive training in otolaryngology or ear nose and throat, and subsequently specializing in facial plastic surgery, he feels that these are the requirements that are necessary to perform revision rhinoplasty surgery. Secondary rhinoplasty is handled in a very special way. Also, it is often situation that has to be very carefully explained to the patient about the additional problems involved.

Dr. Silver is often referred these types of patients who need corrections from a previous rhinoplasty surgery in order to create a better understanding of the complexity of their surgical needs. Dr. Silver is recognized as an expert in the field of rhinoplasty and has performed over 10,000 procedures to correct nasal deformities. He has the experience and understanding in how to handle these more serious problems.

Every effort is made to fully explain to the patients how revision rhinoplasty is different that primary rhinoplasty. A photographic analysis is performed on every patient and these are reviewed very carefully with the patient prior to performing the surgery. The patient and the doctor discuss goals of the patient and can see probable outcomes through computer imaging.