Revision rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as secondary rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at rectifying any deformities or abnormalities resulting from a previous nose job. It is deemed a highly demanding and delicate procedure that requires a facial plastic surgeon to possess exceptional surgical skills, enormous experience, expertise, and artistry.
Dr. Tadros specializes in revision rhinoplasty in NJ. Individuals who have had previous nose jobs may be unhappy with the results for several reasons, including cosmetic appearance and difficulty breathing. This highlights how Form and Function are intimately related. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Tadros is an expert in merging form and function. She can perform rhinoplasty procedures in her Englewood, NJ, or Manhattan, NY offices.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Monica Tadros for My Revision Rhinoplasty Procedure?
Dr. Monica Tadros is among a few rhinoplasty specialists who possess the exceptional expertise, artistry, and vision needed to perform a successful secondary nose job. She has performed thousands of successful secondary nose jobs that have attracted international attention and have earned her one of the most respected reputations not only in the U.S. but across the whole world.
Patient satisfaction and safety are the top priorities for Dr. Tadros. Undoubtedly, people looking for revision rhinoplasty are apprehensive. They have already undergone complex facial surgery and have been gravely disappointed with the results. Hence, Dr. Tadros is extremely attuned to the needs and wants of these patients. Her competence and experience allow her to painstakingly correct the work of other surgeons that don’t have the skills and precision.
Choosing the right surgeon has always been of critical importance. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Tadros is an ideal specialist who can address all the abnormalities that might arise from a botched rhinoplasty procedure. Her eye for perfection and quality, coupled with meticulous planning and outstanding execution make Dr. Tadros one of the best plastic surgeons in the United States.
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- What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
- What Can I Expect During My First Consultation With Dr. Tadros?
- How Long Does the Recovery From Secondary Rhinoplasty Take?
- Am I a Candidate for a Secondary Nose Job?
- What Are the Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty?
- Does Revision Take Longer To Heal?
- How Long After Rhinoplasty Can I Have Another Revision?
- What are the Potential Risks of Revision Rhinoplasty?
- How Much Does Revision Rhinoplasty Cost?
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty, also known as secondary rhinoplasty, is a procedure to correct the results of a poorly performed primary nose job. Given the psychological impact this surgery has on the patient and the complex 3-dimensional anatomy of the nose, this procedure is deemed one of the most challenging operations a plastic surgeon performs.
Dr. Tadros always insists on spending enough time with every patient, carefully assessing your medical history, anatomy, aesthetic goals, and the results of the previous procedure. Before committing to surgery, Dr. Tadros ensures your goals can be met. She can only enact successful and refreshingly natural outcomes she has always been known for. Secondary surgery begins with restoring structural support to the nose.
Correction of several 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 includes sinonasal endoscopy, CT scan evaluation of the extent of disruption, and a comprehensive treatment plan.
What Can I Expect During My First Consultation With Dr. Tadros?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Tadros will meticulously examine every aspect of your prior surgical history, carefully review the records of your previous operations, and most importantly, allow you to voice your deepest questions and concerns. A friendly conversation enables our surgeon to collect all the information she needs to perform the procedure of the highest caliber of quality.
Once both functional and aesthetic aspects of your nose have been examined, computer modeling might be utilized to envision what secondary rhinoplasty can achieve. At the end of your consultation, Dr. Tadros will provide you with a frank, educational roadmap of the corrective surgery, which will definitely instill relief and confidence.
Dr. Tadros emphasizes the importance of devising an individualized correction plan for every revision rhinoplasty patient. There is no such thing as “one-surgery-fits-all”; hence, your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs and goals for the procedure. You can be assured that your desires, needs, and safety are of the utmost importance to our NJ Center for Facial Plastic Surgery.
How Long Does the Recovery From Secondary Rhinoplasty Take?
Thanks to Dr. Tadros’ precise surgical methods and careful planning, a healthy and swift recovery can be expected. You may still experience some bruising following your surgery, but Dr. Tadros will prescribe appropriate medication to guarantee you comfortable recovery. You might also experience blood seeping through your bandages, and your nose may feel “stuffed up.” All the aforementioned is pretty standard, as is swelling around your eyes. These individual reactions will lessen with time.
As mentioned above, your satisfaction is one of our top priorities. Therefore, Dr. Tadros is always on hand to support and guide you throughout the recovery process.
The recovery time for your secondary rhinoplasty will be similar to what you experienced after your primary nose job. Depending on the dynamics of your healing process, your stitches will be removed within three days to a week after the procedure. In general, much of the swelling should disappear after two weeks.
Am I a Candidate for a Secondary Nose Job?
During your first visit to Dr. Tadros’ office, you will be thoroughly examined to determine if you are the right candidate for surgery, and most importantly, whether it will be safe for you. This can be determined through a consultation with our surgeon.
You are an ideal candidate for revision rhinoplasty if:
- Because of the lack of structural support, your nose structure has collapsed;
- You are left with breathing issues after the initial surgery;
- It has been at least one year since your primary procedure;
- You are dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose;
- You can meet all the medical requirements for anesthesia and surgery to be safe for you.
Even if your primary rhinoplasty procedure did not produce the results you were expecting, you do not have to live with it for the rest of your life. You are fortunate to have access to the service of Dr. Tadros, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has exceptional expertise and enormous experience needed to resolve a poorly-performed primary rhinoplasty.
Revision Rhinoplasty Before & After
What Are the Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty?
The advantages 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;
- Minimal scar tissue formation.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 initial adult rhinoplasty surgery. This usually takes 6 to 10 months after your initial 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 surgery.
What Are the Potential Risks of Revision Rhinoplasty?
Undoubtedly, a secondary nose job is more challenging than a primary operation. Certain factors like the number of prior surgeries, the number of different surgeons, skin thickness, and availability of septum make secondary rhinoplasty more difficult.
Before committing to surgery, Dr. Tadros takes the necessary time to explain all the purported risks inherent in the procedure. These can include:
- Prolonged swelling;
- Temporary loss of smell;
- Excessive scarring;
- Anesthesia complications;
- Bursting of small blood vessels.
How Much Does Revision Rhinoplasty Cost?
Because revision is a more complex surgery than the primary nose job, 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 some of the cost.
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.