A nose job enhances your breathing and improves the aesthetic look of your nose. After a nose job you love the way you look. Your nose matches the symmetry of your face perfectly. But, a bad nose job can leave you unsatisfied with your appearance. You may need a revision rhinoplasty.
Although this is a more complex procedure than a primary nose job, top-rated revision rhinoplasty surgeon in NYC Dr. Monica Tadros has performed thousands of successful revision surgeries. She lectures and teaches students on her techniques to restore the form and function of your nose.
Read more to find out if revision rhinoplasty is right for you.
Dr. Tadros specializes in revision rhinoplasty in NJ. Individuals who have had prior nose jobs may be unhappy with the results for a number of reasons, including cosmetic appearance and difficulty breathing. This highlights how Form and Function are intimately related. Revision rhinoplasty facial plastic surgeon Dr. Tadros is an expert in merging form and function. She can perform rhinoplasty surgery in her Englewood, NJ or Manhattan, NY offices.
Revision Rhinoplasty In Depth
by Monica Tadros, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Revision rhinoplasty may be necessary after an initial nose job. The most attractive noses have excellent structural support, allowing them to remain straight despite refinement. At the other end of the spectrum, the ’operated look’ troubles many patients. The crooked, twisted, or collapsed nose post surgery is a tell-tale sign of violation of the natural support structures.
What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty restores form and function through surgery to restore aesthetic and functional complications from prior surgeries. A secondary nose surgery can also correct disappointing results from previous nose jobs.
Certain abnormalities like a crooked appearance, nasal collapse, or breathing difficulties may worsen with time. These issues are due to poor support of the nasal skeleton and scar contracture after reduction rhinoplasty. Synthetic nasal implants used during a prior nose job may become dislodged or infected over time, requiring removal and restoration.
Regardless of the cause, dissatisfaction with the cosmetic result, difficulty breathing, or both usually requires the restoration of nasal support via a secondary rhinoplasty.
Top-rated plastic surgeon in NJ Monica Tadros specializes in cosmetic and functional reconstructive surgery of the nose for her patients in the New Jersey and NYC area. She has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of nasal reconstruction and revision rhinoplasty. Secondary surgery must begin with restoring structural support to the nose. Correction of a number of cosmetic or functional deformities may be required during revision rhinoplasty including:
- Pinched tip (nasal valve collapse)
- Ski slope or scooped nasal bridge (over-resected)
- Pig nose, pulled up nostrils (over-rotated)
- Pollybeak deformity (supratip scar deformity/thick skin)
- Saddle nose deformity (septal perforation or loss of support)
- Bulbous Tip (thick skin, lower cartilage malposition)
- Columellar hang, excess nostril show
- Unmasked Deviated Nasal Septum, Turbinate Hypertrophy or Sinus Problems
Revision rhinoplasty in NYC includes sinonasal endoscopy, CT scan evaluation of the extent of disruption, and a comprehensive treatment plan.
What can I Expect After Revision Rhinoplasty?
The approach in revision rhinoplasty depends on the areas that require treatment. Secondary nose job grafts are usually required to restore the structural foundation. Grafts can be taken from the septum (if available), ear cartilage, skull bone, or in severe cases rib cartilage.
Treatment of thick or thin skin considerations is important for a successful outcome. NJ Center for Facial Plastic Surgery patients can expect significantly more swelling after revision rhinoplasty because scar tissue affects normal recovery of lymphatic drainage, especially in thick skin patients. Skin contraction may take one to two years.
Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty
The benefits of secondary rhinoplasty treatment of nasal obstruction and restoration of normal sinus circulation can be appreciated within weeks of surgery. Results depend on a number of factors including individual healing, degree of deformity, graft integration and minimal scar tissue formation.
Does revision take longer to heal?
It takes about a year to see the full benefits of your revision surgery. You will have a splint on your nose for the first week. Dr. Tadros will be there for you the entire time throughout your recovery. With regular follow up appointments she can ensure you are healing.
How Long After Rhinoplasty Can I Have Another Revision?
Before you get revision surgery you should completely heal from your first surgery. This usually takes 6 to 10 months after your original surgery. Even if your nose looks healed and the swelling has gone down it still may be undergoing slight changes. It is best to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to determine the best time for revision surgery.
Who is a good candidate for revision rhinoplasty?
If you had a nose job in the past and are not happy with the outcome you are a good candidate for revision surgery. If your previous nose job results in functional concerns you should consider revision.
How much does revision rhinoplasty cost?
Because revision is a more complex surgery than primary rhinoplasty the cost is more expensive. Revision rhinoplasty cost ranges from $10,000 to $15,000. If you have functional concerns or breathing issues your insurance may cover a portion of the cost.
To schedule your no-obligation rhinoplasty consultation with the best revision rhinoplasty surgeon in New Jersey Dr. Monica Tadros, please use the contact form to request additional information or call NYC: (212) 532-4590 or NJ: (201) 408-5430 to speak to one of our Patient Advisors. Our offices are conveniently located near 300 Grand Ave, Englewood, NJ 07631 and 911 Park Ave., New York, NY 10075.