Dr. Tadros specializes in revision rhinoplasty for her patients in NYC & NJ. Individuals who have had prior rhinoplasty may be unhappy with the results after rhinoplasty surgery for a number of reasons, including cosmetic appearance and difficulty breathing. This highlights how Form and Function are intimately related, especially in rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty facial plastic surgeon Dr. Tadros is an expert in merging form and function and 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 rhinoplasty. The most attractive noses after rhinoplasty have excellent structural support, allowing them to remain straight despite refinement. At the other end of the spectrum, the ’operated look’ troubles many patients seeking revision rhinoplasty. The crooked, twisted or collapsed nose post rhinoplasty 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 correct aesthetic and functional complications from prior rhinoplasties. Revision rhinoplasty surgery can also correct disappointing results from previous rhinoplasty.
Certain abnormalities such as a crooked appearance, nasal collapse, or breathing difficulties may worsen with time and are due to poor support of the nasal skeleton and scar contracture, most often after reduction rhinoplasty. Synthetic nasal implants used during prior rhinoplasty 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 revision 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. Revision rhinoplasty must begin with restoring structural support to the nose. Correction of a number of cosmetic or functional deformities may be required during revision rhinoplasty.
- 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 evaluation in NYC & NJ includes sinonasal endoscopy and CT scan evaluation to evaluate the extent of disruption and tailor a comprehensive revision rhinoplasty treatment plan.
What can I Expect After Revision Rhinoplasty?
The approach in revision rhinoplasty depends on the areas that require treatment. Revision rhinoplasty grafts are usually required to restore the structural foundation naturally and 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, during revision rhinoplasty, is also important to successful outcomes. 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. In some revision rhinoplasty cases, skin contraction may take one to two years or more after revision rhinoplasty.
Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty
The benefits of revision rhinoplasty treatment of nasal obstruction and restoration of normal sinus circulation can be appreciated within weeks of revision rhinoplasty; however good aesthetic outcomes cannot be guaranteed in revision rhinoplasty surgery. Results depend on a number of factors including individual healing, degree of deformity, graft integration and minimal scar tissue formation.
To schedule your no-obligation rhinoplasty consultation with 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.